The Respect Institute
The Respect Institute

The Respect Institute

I matter. You matter.


We give youth and their influencers tools to redefine respect, build self-respect, so they can break cycles of disrespect & thrive.

𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝗰𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗮, 𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗘𝗢

Schools, teachers, community-based organizations, juvenile justice, child welfare agencies and residential programs integrate 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝟯𝟲𝟬 into their models. 

They use 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝟯𝟲𝟬 training & tools to:
• disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline and racially bias student discipline
• cultivate a respect-based school climate
• reduce harassment and bullying
• increase empathy and mutual respect
• implement social-emotional learning and advisory group programs
  • improve academic and life outcomes for youth/young adults ages 11-25

Why You Should Join?

When you practice The Respect Basics, you finally learn what it really means to respect yourself, which is knowing you’re a unique contributor to the greater whole. Only with your self-respect going strong can you spread respect. You think and behave like: I matter. You matter. You also learn that you can not only survive, but thrive (to grow, succeed, be healthy and be a positive influence). I hope you understand that no matter what you’re going through – struggling to reach a goal, recovering from tough circumstances, advocating for change – that respect truly is the remedy.


Developed using Ri's Self-Respect Scale and research which defines self-respect as a critical youth development asset that strengthens youths’ resiliency, growth mindset, empathy and social-emotional skills to help improve academic and life outcomes.

The Respect 360 Toolkit includes:

475 self-respect building activities for youth that can be utilized in groups or one-on-one sessions, discussions, games, project-based learning, writing assignments and art projects focused on The Respect Basics.

To purchase or learn more about the Respect 360 Toolkit, please click here:


Explore and practice The Respect Basics through short prompts and activities. 

Offered in Spanish & English, for youth & young adults ages 11-25. 


Exclusively for youth influencers such as teachers, youth org staff, parents/caregivers, school administrators, government agencies that serve youth ages 11-24.

Learn how to implement Respect 360 & improve your skills as a trauma-informed facilitator or coach!

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* 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘂𝘁𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝟱𝟬𝟭𝗰𝟯 𝗻𝗼𝘁-𝗳𝗼𝗿-𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗶𝘁 𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻.