Richmond Youth Peace Summit: Saturday, April 26, 2014

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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 now accepting workshop proposals.  To propose a 90-minute, participatory workshop to offer at this year’s summit, email rypp@rpec.org or download a proposal form: Call for Proposals 2014

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 rypp@rpec.org by early March.

Summit workshop suggestions:

Martial Arts

Combatting obesity

Animal abuse/ethical treatment of animals

Standing against racism/sexism/discrimination

Preventing child abuse

Healthy body image

Teen drug and alcohol abuse

Gardening/healthy eating

How to reduce stress.

Tai Chi

Sex Ed–wise choices

Writing workshops

Productive ways to use your time

Healthy Cooking and eating

Fire safety

Stereotypes

Media violence

Discrimination against sexual orientation

Promoting Self Esteem