Our Impact

A 2020 national survey commissioned by the Anti-Defamation League’s Echoes & Reflections with oversight by the USC Shoah Foundation showed that Holocaust education helps create empathy, critical thinking skills and social responsibility among students. Students with Holocaust education are:

  • 28% more likely to challenge incorrect or biased information
  • 12% more likely to challenge intolerant behavior in others
  • 20% more likely to stand up against negative stereotyping

Voices of Hope strives to instill these behaviors in students. Since 2018, over 25,000 students and educators from 120 Connecticut schools have participated in Voices of Hope’s HERO Center education programs.

Hear what students and teachers are saying:

Comments from 9th grade students at Farmington High School:

“A powerful message that I learned from your presentation is that we all have an important voice and we should utilize it effectively by rising up against injustices.”    

“After realizing the extent hatred can reach, I want to take your advice and extinguish hatred when it first appears.”

Museum of Jewish Civilization Remember Wall:

“The Holocaust happened to individual people – men, women, children, grandparents, moms, dads, aunts, uncles…. We must remember their stories and never be silent in the face of hate.”