ATLANTA -- Fifty schools in Georgia were represented at this year's Mix It Up at Lunch Day.
The event, which is part of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance project, encourages children to step outside their comfort zones and sit with someone new at lunch.
"When people step out of their cliques and get to know someone, they realize just how much they have in common," Teaching Tolerance director Maureen Costello said in a statement. "Mix It Up is a positive step that can help create schools where students see each other as individuals and not just as members of a separate group."
Nearly 3,000 schools across the country took part in Mix It Up at Lunch Day on Oct. 30.
Participating Georgia schools include:
North Atlanta HS
School of Health Sciences and Research at Carver