The Richmond Youth Peace Project has scheduled its 2014 Youth Peace Summit on Saturday April 26, 2014. Once again, the summit will be held at Northminster Baptist Church, 3121 Moss Side Avenue Richmond, VA 23222. The summit is free and open to all young people from ages 12-19. Lunch will be provided.
The Summit is a day-long conference, free to any metro-Richmond young person aged 12 through 19. Approximately 150 youth participants will spend their day in engaging, participatory workshops in conflict resolution skill-building and creative nonviolent expression through music, writing, and visual arts. After lunch participants will also be treated to a performance of music, dance and drama by talented local teens, promoting peace, nonviolence and social justice. Every teen in attendance will gain concrete skills to resolve disagreements and improve their community.
We are also accepting pre-registration for the Summit. Youth groups are encouraged to participate (each teen must register individually.) Download a pre-registration form. Youth Peace Summit pre-registration
At our last RYPP meeting, we came up with a list of possible workshop topics. If you would like to offer a session on one of these topics, or another appropriate subject, please fill out a workshop proposal form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by early March.
Summit workshop suggestions:
Animal abuse/ethical treatment of animals
Standing against racism/sexism/discrimination
Preventing child abuse
Healthy body image
Teen drug and alcohol abuse
How to reduce stress.
Sex Ed–wise choices
Productive ways to use your time
Healthy Cooking and eating
Discrimination against sexual orientation
Promoting Self Esteem