Key components of our program
Peacemaking Academy Program & Curriculum – we engage young people in leadership development and utilize Peacemaking Circle Process to promote trust, healing, and accountability.
Peacemaking Youth Council/Peer to Peer Mentorship – we train and coach young people as part of our Peacemaking Youth Council to provide peer to peer support, mentorship, and positive reinforcement.
Family & Community Engagement – we promote healthy families and help build a Community of Care through hosting monthly Circle gatherings to bring systems, families and communities together to build trust, support each other, and address critical issues.
Unconventional Street Outreach – our Street Outreach are trained in leadership, mentorship, and transformational relationship building to motivate and inspire young people to see change as an opportunity.
Pro-Social Activities – we encourage young people to plan and lead pro-social activities with staff and peers to engage young people socially, physically, and mentally in sports & activities.
Community Organizing – young people leading change through collaboration and community organizing.
Gangsters aren’t born. Gangsters are made.
Excerpt from news article:
The Gang Star, by Lisa Birk, The Boston Phoenix July 6 – 13, 2000
by Staffer Rikkie Phom, Roca Inc.