Empowerment & Leadership

Empowerment & Leadership

“ When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” – Maya Angelou

We explore concepts of global citizenship, from voting rights to grassroots activism, through workshops that emphasize everyone’s rights and responsibilities in a democracy. The workshops also engage students in discussions on what we must all do to ensure those rights and responsibilities are adhered to fully and equally, irrespective of race, gender, or religion. New York is a powerful laboratory for these lessons, because of its diversity, tradition of activism, and openness to the world. The workshops end with a visit to the U.N. for NYC students or other relevant field trip so students can see these principles in action.

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” – Jim Rohn

 

Build Peace with Us, One Student at a Time.

In-Class Educational Programming

We deliver human and civil rights education workshops (length and content informed by extensive conversations with educators) that transform youth from passive receivers of information to change makers and advocates for peace. Students benefit from field trips, arts-based learning, hands-on instruction, and moderated discussions.

Curriculum Design
& Teacher Training

Our modular curriculum development approach allows teaching faculty to select and include those learning materials they deem most likely to increase students’ cultural tolerance and complement existing curricula. Our classroom-based facilitators serve as peace educators, augmenting teaching faculty and optimizing engagement with students.

Curriculum Design & Teacher Training

Our modular curriculum development approach allows teaching faculty to select and include those learning materials they deem most likely to increase students’ cultural tolerance and complement existing curricula. Our classroom-based facilitators serve as peace educators, augmenting teaching faculty and optimizing engagement with students.

Collaborative Learning Experiences

In collaboration with local artists and activists, we use art as an expressive medium to stimulate debate, foster self-expression, feed imagination, and spark creativity. Students work in small groups and individually to creatively solve problems, hone leadership and collaboration skills, and articulate their commitment to tolerance, coexistence, and equity.

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