Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Students Learn To Fight Intolerance

Published September 29, 2005

Students from Holy Spirit Preparatory School, along with students from 50 other schools in the metro Atlanta area, will participate in the 10th annual Power Over Prejudice Summit, which will be held at the end of September on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus.

The summit is conducted each year by the Anti-Prejudice Consortium, a nonprofit organization that serves as a resource to and partner with middle schools and the community in the battle against prejudice, discrimination and intolerance.

Under the guidance of director of guidance and college counseling Cal Kanaly and student success director Linda Anthony, a team of 10 sixth- and seventh-graders from Holy Spirit Preparatory School will spend an entire day examining their own attitudes and discussing how intolerance and prejudice can interfere with success in school.

After the summit, these students will develop programs that address the specific character education needs of their school through in-school follow-up programs.

According to Anthony, Holy Spirit Preparatory School wanted to participate in the program because “we want our students to develop the knowledge and skills to help reduce prejudice and hate in the world. We hope the Power Over Prejudice Summit will help our students learn how to effect positive changes in prejudice awareness.”

Since 1996, the Anti-Prejudice Consortium has worked with over 4,000 students and 400 counselors from 74 different public, private and religious schools in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties. The Anti-Prejudice Consortium is a volunteer-based 501 (c) 3 corporation. Its board of directors is drawn from committed organizations throughout Atlanta with representatives from business, education and civic organizations.

Holy Spirit Preparatory School ( is an independent, coeducational, Catholic, college-preparatory school serving students from pre-K-2 through high school on three distinct campuses all located inside the perimeter in Sandy Springs.