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The power of the people builds in St. Louis

St. Louis peace march and rally May 2014

St. Louis peace march and rally May 2014

Students at Northwest Academy of Law in St. Louis stand behind a tombstone created in memory of one of 18 youth killed this year. The tombstone later is transformed into a message of peace.

What do 120 pieces of foam board, 250 plastic zip ties, 20 bottles of paint, 350 young people and 1 hot glue gun have in common? They were all part of a Peace March and Rally that AFSC cosponsored in May at Northwest Academy of Law in St. Louis.

Blog: Cultivating a new approach in St. Louis

My name is Darius Hunt. For the last year I’ve been a Peer Mediator with AFSC’s Peer Mediation Program at Northwest Academy of Law in St. Louis.

At Peer Mediation, our goal is to decrease violence in our school. We preach to the younger generation that what they do has an impact on others. We help them come to an agreement when there’s been a conflict.

St. Louis students to educate Congress on budget priorities

St. Louis students voice their support for education in their video entry in AFSC's If I Had a Trillion Dollars Youth Film Festival.

St. Louis young people on ending the school to prison pipeline

Young people involved in AFSC's Peace Education Program in St. Louis talk about the need to end violence and the school-to-prison pipeline.

T-shirt addresses school to prison pipeline

School to prison pipeline, St. Louis, Dec 2013

School to prison pipeline, St. Louis, Dec 2013

Young people working with AFSC in St. Louis designed this t-shirt symbolizing the need to deconstruct the school-to-prison pipeline. The t-shirt is available for purchase here.

By Joshua Saleem

The school-to-prison pipeline is for some, at best, a phenomenon that could happen to a few young people in certain communities. For others, it’s just an academic idea. For still others, it doesn’t even exist.

But for James, Sarah, Natera, and many young people like them, it’s their reality.

Youth lift up their voices in St. Louis peace summit

Students say it’s time to listen to young people’s ideas about stopping violence  at the first Urban Peace Summit in St. Louis.

Northwest Academy student letter 10-31-13

Students at Northwest Academy of Law in St. Louis wrote this open letter expressing their hopes for a Peace Summit held November 8, 2013.

Deconstructing the school to prison pipeline in St. Louis

“We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.” – Deitrich Bonhoeffer

Jayven goes to Washington

By Jayven Moose, AFSC St. Louis program participant

My July 2013 trip to Washington D.C. with AFSC was a learning experience where we learned about human rights and what kind of productive life I could have. What a week.

Getting a Peaceball rolling in St. Louis

By Joshua Saleem, AFSC St. Louis Peace Education Director

Can a “Peaceball” help reduce violence by encouraging acts of peace? With encouragement from AFSC, students in St. Louis are giving it a try.

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AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

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