We’re talking about the history of Enslavement in Maryland. Maryland has a very valuable and unique history as it relates to the system of enslavement. Learn more about it and how it relates to what you see today.
The Northwestern High School Peer Mediators organized a gift to the school and surrounding community. Complete with youth made videos from the Griot’s Eye Program and New Lens Productions , performances and presentations from the mediators themselves and those in the audience.
Everyone learned more about peer mediation and how it can benefit the community and the mediators were very proud.
We’re looking forward to working with Northwestern HS again next year.
Do you do work with Baltimore LGBT youth? I would love to be a part of something like that. Could you give me any information?
Hi, sorry it took me so long to respond. We actually did an event last year geared towards those youth & their benefit but nothing else has been dont specifically. i think the DC program is planning a presentation soon, I could get you connected if interested.
It was sad for me to hear that a school we shared a special relationship with, Baltimore Civitas School, was the site of a very sad situation. A student, said to be a victim of bullying, stabbed another student after he choked him. This situation speaks to so much and is a microcosm for the issues our youth face. We are here to have youth understand peaceful alternatives to deal with conflict and equip those that work with them the ability to create safe spaces. Situations like this are just reminders of the urgent need to continue the work. Holding both young men, both families and the school in the light.
The Park Heights Youth Leadership Program is hosting a Career Day Wednesday August 3rd from 10:30am- 12:30pm (set up at 10am) at Northwestern High School.
Our goal is for the young people to:
have a broader understanding of what jobs/careers are available and what it takes to obtain them
increase their interview and presentation skills
connect local businesses and organizations with qualified young people to work with
We are looking for all types of careers to be represented from freelance writers and artists to doctors and lawyers. So if you have a job that you enjoy, are open to talk about, and you feel benefit the community in some way, we need you!
We ask that you come prepared with: information on your job/organization/business (can include literature, work, business card, etc) and interview questions. This is their glimpse into the “real world” so we ask that it’s treated as such.
AFSC’s Baltimore Youth Empowerment through Conflict Resolution Program has teamed up with HABESHA’s Griot’s Eye Program and Park Heights Renaissance to create the Park Heights Leadership Program. Youth Workers payed by the Office of Employment Development are responsible for being community organizers. Here’s a glimpse into the program so far.
AFSC’s Baltimore Youth Empowerment through Conflict Resolution Program had visitors from our central office in Philadelphia to learn more about what we do. Here are some photos which reveal just a bit of it.
Last week AFSC’s Youth Empowerment through Conflict Resolution Program, DC Human Rights Learning Program with other peace learning programs presented on how to prepare our children for peace. Teachers and counselors were present and learned how they could use our tools and strategies in their schools to make it a more peaceful place. Click the link to see the photos from the conference.
The Governor of Maryland as proposed massive cuts to Maryland’s education budget after giving over $100 million dollars to build a new youth jail. We are going with a few more students to communicate that we want a proper education, good jobs, and not jail! Click the link to see any details
What did you like about today? What did you learn?
I liked this class because it was so fun and we played lots of games and we had the most fun in this class. We learned how to escalate and de-escalate [conflicts]!
I liked this class because we were learning and having fun at the same time. I learned that we can solve problems without fighting.
I learned how to solve problems without fighting and escalating which is fighting and de-escalating which is solving problems in a good way. I like this class. I liked when we had to solve problems.