This weekend, I had the pleasure of participating in a Virtues Training with the Mamas of WombWorks Productions. I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into, but I knew it would be a positive, spirit pleasing event. That is was as a small group of folk gathered learning about virtues and how to live them actively in their everyday lives and highlight them in others.
This training has come out of the Virtues Project.
“The virtues are the very meaning and purpose of our lives. They are universally valued by people of all faiths and cultures. We seek ways to renew and deepen our connection with the values that give direction to our lives. We strive to mentor our children and to build safe and caring schools and communities.”
Participants left feeling full of emotion, free of distress and empowered to be their full beautiful selves. I will definitely implement some of these virtue principles in my work with youth.
By instilling these virtues, we will find greater peace within ourselves and community.. isn’t what we’re all about. The Virtues Project is growing in Baltimore so look out for the next training. WombWorks will certainly continue to do them all around the city to continue to help increase the peace. Stay connected.
In March the Baltimore City Health Department hosted a Youth Violence Prevention Week. Youth Empowerment through Conflict Resolution Program’s Director Mia Jones along with other leaders in youth violence prevention speak on the topic on WEAA 88.9 Anthony McCarthy Show.