Teens, Parents and Youth Mentors:
Are you a rising 8th grader or older? Do you know young people that age?
Would you (or they) like to:
- Learn to settle conflicts peacefully?
- Develop your leadership skills?
- Help reduce the level of violence in your school and community?
- Earn community service hours?
- Meet dedicated teens from throughout the Richmond region?
We are now accepting applications for our conflict resolution workshop for new youth leaders.
Two workshops will be held this year: on Saturday and Sunday, October 3-4, from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. each day; and again on Saturday and Sunday, October 17-18, from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Both sessions will meet at the Fan Free Clinic, 1010 N. Thompson Street, Richmond, 23230. We’ll feed you lunch and snacks, and you’ll also receive a copy of our training manual with dozens of exercises and activities. And the entire experience is completely free of charge! All you have to do is fill out this simple online application form.
You and other teenagers from central Virginia will spend a challenging, fun weekend actively engaged in participatory activities. The workshop will help you develop your own ability to settle disputes at home and at school. And you’ll also learn leadership skills to help you pass on that knowledge when you later present workshops for groups of children and teens.
Successfully completing this weekend workshop qualifies you to become a youth leader in the Richmond Youth Peace Project. Our youth leaders teach other young people ways to communicate and resolve disagreements peacefully. They also have opportunities to get involved in creative activities and make their voices heard.
Once you complete the training, you will be eligible to co-lead workshops at local schools and community centers–under the expert mentorship of Richmond Peace Education Center adult trainers.
You will also earn 15 hours of community service credit for participating in this workshop. And there will be many opportunities to earn additional community service credits once you become a member of the Richmond Youth Peace Project leadership team.
Does that sound like an experience you want to take part in? We hope so. Learn more about the Richmond Youth Peace Project here.