In its simplest form, SEED is a diversity educational program. The National SEED Project
(Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) takes you on a journey of self-discovery. Roeper faculty, staff and parents who have participated in this annual seminar testify that, as a result of their SEED affiliation, they listen to all voices, including their own, with widened attention. Participants handle with more confidence and competence the challenges and joys of many kinds of diversity found in their own lives, in the lives of others, and in the natural world.
There is an “inside-out” approach taken by individuals in the SEED program. It is reflective in nature, causing each of us to look at our own identities, often illuminating how our own lives have been shaped. Participants explore various facets of diversity such as race, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, exceptionalities, ethnicities, class, etc., through activities, film, conversation and other resources. Activities are structured to provide a framework within which complex issues can be discussed.