Diversity Awareness Partnership

Give Respect, Get Respect

The Give Respect, Get Respect Diversity Youth Program (GRGR) was established in 2002 in collaboration with Edward Jones and has since graduated 1,300 participants.

Give Respect, Get Respect is a free five-session anti-bias program that takes place throughout a typical academic calendar year. The program connects middle and high school students, school administrators, and associates from local businesses in an effort to address diversity and encourage respect and acceptance among peers/co-workers. Each session is designed with a specific focus on developing deeper understanding and dialogue around race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, and ability.

GRGR gives students the tools to become inclusive leaders within their schools and helps break down walls that separate students from each other. Students grow by interacting with one another, learning more about different communities and identities, and bridging divides through awareness and education.


We are thrilled to offer an in-person program in 2022-2023!

GRGR with the St. Louis Zoo and Missouri Botanical Garden

Contact: Steve Parks, Director of Programs, at sparks@dapinclusive.org or 314-257-0799 to register for participation in the programs.

Sponsorship inquiries should be directed to Diversity Awareness Partnership at: