In the words of our new Teen Peace Leaders…

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This fall 40 teenagers came together for training to become leaders for peace, as part of the Richmond Youth Peace Project.

Was it a positive experience?  100% of the teens said “Yes!”

We asked how the RPEC training helped them?

Here are some of their answers:

• I feel more confident on how to solve arguments.

• It helped me recognize conflicts and simple changes that can be made to defuse them.

• It helped me because I learned new ways to get my point across without conflict.

• I learned how to view situations from multiple perspectives.

• I learned more about myself as a problem solver.

• I am leaving a better person.

• It has helped me realize that there are underlying reasons for why people do what they do.

• Gave me better communication skills.

• It gave me more confidence about working and organizing with groups.

• I discovered different techniques to resolve conflicts peacefully.

• It made things more clear and opened my mind to things.

• Everyone learned listening skills.

• It taught me how to handle things differently.

• It will help us in the future and even now with people younger and older.

• I reached my goals and will be able to help the greater Richmond area.