Challenging biases, advocating social justice, engaging young minds.

#ItStartsWithYOUth is a campaign aiming to spark productive discussions around impending social issues and the recurrent call for systemic change with students ages 4-11.

The Reclamation Project believes these conversations are never too early to start, as research shows that children can form racial and gender biases as young as four years old. The longer we postpone critical conversations about social issues, the harder it is to combat their prejudices later in life.

To achieve our mission, we provide free educational resources for young demographics. Scroll down to view the types of resources that we offer.

Workshop and Lesson Plans

Our workshop and lesson plans, each of which consists of a document plan and corresponding slideshow, revolve around a wide variety of topics, from ableism, to inclusive language, to implicit bias. Every plan follows clear learning objectives, answers a list of essential questions, and outlines interactive activities preceded or followed by interwoven portions of discussion and lesson.

All of our resources are reviewed and approved by our Educational Advisory Board, a group of professional educators who provide feedback and insight into our plans regarding structure, content, age appropriateness, cultural sensitivity, and more.

If you would like to gain access to our workshop and lesson plans through our resource portal, please email [email protected]!

View a free workshop sample on implicit bias:
Book a workshop or lesson with The Reclamation Project!

Our chapters work with local schools, organizations, and centers to host
workshops and lessons with their students using our resources and materials.



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Decolonize Your Bookshelf

Decolonize Your Bookshelf is a recommended reading list featuring diverse characters, storylines, and authors! Each book comes with a list of discussion prompts in which we highly encourage children to engage.

If you use any book or discussion prompt from this reading list, post a photo on social media with #ItStartsWithYOUth to join the campaign!

To recommend a book, email [email protected].



Book of the Month!
Intersection Allies: We Make Room for All

by Chelsea Johnson

For ages 6-12 years old


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This book provides kids with exposure to many different marginalized groups and communities. It promotes equal and just treatment of those who are different from what kids perceive to be the norm, teaching them about allyship, respect, and care. Most importantly, Intersection Allies shows kids that they are never too young to be an ally to all types of people.


Discussion Prompts:
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In your own words, describe what it means to be an ally. What do allies do? What do they not do?

According to the book, what are some things that help form our identity? Can you think of any more parts of a person's identity?

Why do you think it is important to accept all parts of someone's identity and be a good ally for all groups of people?

What are some ways in which the characters in the book were good allies? Can anybody be an ally?

What is a norm and a bias? Why do you think they exist? Why are they bad?

View a free workshop sample on implicit bias:


Book a workshop or lesson with The Reclamation Project!

Our chapters work with local schools, organizations, and centers to host
workshops and lessons with their students using our resources and materials.


Book a Workshop With Us

Book of the Month!

Intersection Allies: We Make Room for All

by Chelsea Johnson

For ages 6-12 years old


Barnes and NobleAmazon

This book provides kids with exposure to many different marginalized groups and communities. It promotes equal and just treatment of those who are different from what kids perceive to be the norm, teaching them about allyship, respect, and care. Most importantly, Intersection Allies shows kids that they are never too young to be an ally to all types of people.