Red Bandanna Project

From the original Letter of Introduction, "The Red Bandanna Project is a character development program for use in school classrooms, sports teams and camps and youth programs.  . . .  This project is being supported by the Fetzer Institute of Kalamazoo, Michigan in partnership with the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust."

The exemplary life and selfless death of Welles Crowther are the inspiration for this project.

Below are links to several files that explain more about the project. Your browser may or may not be capable of displaying all of the files. For example, Internet Explorer (IE) may be able to display the .doc and .docx files, and many browsers can display .pdf files. If a browser cannot display a particular file, your computer may prompt you to open a different program, or it may offer you the opportunity to save/download a file, which you can subsequently open with a more appropriate program. For instance, Microsoft Word is typically used for .doc and .docx files, and Adobe Acrobat for .pdf files.

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Letter of Introduction ( updated version coming soon )

Leadership Lesson ( RedBandannaLeadershiplessonHighSchool.doc )

Writers', Advisors' Biographies ( RedBandannaProjectLeadWriters.Advisors.bios.docx )

Teacher Guide ( TeacherGuide.docx )

Welles Crowther Biography ( WellesCrowtherBio.pdf )

additional biography by Helen M. Simpkins ( Who Was Welles Remy Crowther.docx )

To catch very brief glimpses of Project Manager Vernoy Paolini and Curriculum Advisor Dena Drobish in a short video related to Holocaust Education in NJ schools, click here to bring up the video in a separate window.  If the link doesn't work, go to and look for the image shown here.  If the image is present, click on it.  If the image is not present, enter holocaust in the search field near the top of the page, look for the image in the search results, and click on it.


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