Show Racism the Red Card travelled to Wearside as Sunderland played host to an educational event.
The all day experience at the Stadium of Light was attended by two local schools.
East Boldon and Hadrian Primary, split into groups and engaged in workshops throughout the morning.
Children took part in educational sessions lead by SRtRC staff including Richard Offiong, in which they discussed issues surrounding stereotyping and racism.
Children also got the chance to take part in a tour of the Stadium of Light.
The youngsters were able to see behind the scenes at the ground, visiting the dressing rooms and players lounge.
A Show Racism the Red Card video was shown, which highlighted some examples of discrimination and interviews with victims of racial abuse.
The audience were then given the opportunity to ask a panel made up of former players who are involved in the charity.
Gary, who captained Sunderland to the 1992 FA Cup final, told the children: "I was the first black player to sign for Sunderland in 1984, supporters had to be asked if they were ok with it. Though it is an issue not just in sport, but in society as well."
Asked about how racism could be dealt with, Altidore said: "Events like this, where we can educate young people who still have a lot to learn."
Johnson concluded: "If we can start stopping it from a young age, then it's going to be better for everyone".
After quizzing the pros, the school children then got to meet the players individually for autographs.
Rachel Middis, a teacher from Hadrian Primary said: "The children had a lot of fun and learnt a lot about racism and how it affects people."
Daniel from Hadrian Primary said: "I think it was a great experience and it would be great to do it again."
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank everyone at Sunderland Association Football Club for their dedicated support for the campaign and for hosting the day for the young people.
A special thanks go to Sunderland players, Jozy Altidore and Adam Johnson.