Civil Rights Team

The foundation of the Civil Rights Team Project is the Maine Civil Rights Act, which protects people from threats, property damage, and violence motivated by bias. The mission of the Civil Rights Team Project is to increase the safety of school students by reducing bias-motivated behaviors and harassment in schools.

  • Civil rights issues covered by the school’s Civil Rights Team include:
  • Race and skin color
  • National origin and ancestry
  • Religion
  • Disabilities
  • Gender (including identity and expression)
  • Sexual orientation

The Civil Rights Team Project encourages school communities to engage in this important work, so that students of all identities feel safe, welcome, and respected for who they are.

Washburn District High School’s Civil Rights Team. Pictured from left to right are team members Ashton Henry, Julia Dahlgren, Jayden Harris, Dylan Evans, Shawn Helstrom and Valerie Bragg. Absent from the photo are team members Mya Haines and Kayla Creasey.

Students from the Civil Rights Team at Washburn District High School have created a mural based on the Creation of Adam portion of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel that aims to promote diversity and inclusion at the school.