Imagine the Possibilities at Your School

3500 kids see a different world

  • 1 didn’t know what the heck dew was, now he does.
  • 24 didn’t know that they could be so welcomed into the home of someone they didn’t know, now they want to learn more about each others’ families
  • 36 didn’t know they had friends in their neighboring communities, now they do
  • 420 had never spent the night in Brooklyn, now they have.
  • 650 had never started their school day walking through a metal detector, now they have.
  • 950 never knew that you could know the names of every kid in your high school, now they do.
  • 1100 had never been to the Bronx, now they have.
  • 638 never thought of going to college, now they do.
  • 910 never knew that Maine stars could be so bright, now they do.
  • 875 had never had a friend of a different ethnicity, now they do.
  • 1800 thought they didn’t have any stereotypes, now they know better.
  • 1750 had never appreciated their communities, now they want them to thrive.
  • 3000 feared differences, now they embrace them.
  • 3000 kids see a different world.

Imagine what OBS could do for YOUR school.

Operation Breaking Stereotypes (OBS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, working with schools in Maine, Boston, and New York City to facilitate exchanges among diverse groups of learners.  Since our founding in 2002, OBS has helped more than 2500 students address ethnic, socioeconomic, gender, and racial stereotypes through writing, reading, music, photography, and personal connections.