Youth

HIPP @ Civitas Newsletter April 2010

HIPP @ Civitas Open House

hip at civitas students teaching active listening skills to peers

HIP @ Civitas Peace Advocates teach Active Listening skills at our Youth Violence Prevention Week open house 

The Maine Times Record commentary: Stop militarizing our public schools

 

Commentary by Jim Brokaw, a member of the American Friends Service Committee’s Program on Youth and Militarism. He lives in Brunswick, Maine.

Fulfilling a Purpose in the Community

Omari Williams was only 19 when he was handed his first prison sentence. After his release at 21, he became part of a dauntingly high recidivism rate and returned to prison for a second time.

This summer, nearly two decades after he first entered the system, Omari once more found himself a free man after he was released from the Maryland Correctional Training Center (MCTC) in Hagerstown, Maryland. He is absolutely certain that he will not be returning for a third time, and one of the reasons is his involvement with AFSC’s Friend of a Friend project.

MARStar Fall 2010

Male Mentoring_Camping_Logan

In July 2010 members of the male mentoring group in Logan, West Virginia, went on a camping and fishing trip on the New River.

The MARStar newsletter is published by the Middle Atlantic Region of the American Friends Service Committee.  Read about one man’s desire to mentor young people as well as a recent intern’s experiences.

MARStar Spring 2010

The MARStar newsletter is published by the Middle Atlantic Region of the American Friends Service Committee.  This issue explores conversations about race that staff members are having throughout the region.  It also includes a letter from our new Interim Regional Director, Nina Laboy.

Civitas at the White House

 Students from Baltimore’s Civitas School, participants in an AFSC Peer Mediation project, visit the White House

The Nation: Tell Politicians How to Spend Money, Win $500

We've already spent a trillion dollars on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In the meantime, education budgets are being slashed in schools like this one:

You're more plugged into the communities you grew up in than policymakers in Washington—and The American Friends Service Committee and National Priorities Project are staging a video contest to find out what you would do if you had access to the Federal budget.

Teenager for Peace

rally in newport

Teenagers at rally in Newport.

Myanmar (Burma)

Burmies preschoolers playing

Preschool classes give older siblings a break from childcare responsibilities

As poverty deepens, Buddhist monasteries have started schools to provide basic education to poor children who cannot afford to attend state schools.

In Myanmar (Burma) AFSC is supporting civil society efforts to improve livelihoods and to educate children. Myanmar is rich in land and natural resources, but is nonetheless among the poorest countries in the world. The average Myanmar family spends 75% of their income on securing adequate food supplies. Less than 50% of children complete primary school.

Bay Area Youth and Militarism Program

OUSD resolution victory

BAY-Peace activists at Oakland school board

BAY-Peace activists celebrate victory at Oakland Unified School District, after a school board vote May 12 made OUSD the first district in the country to have a policy offering students the chance to OPT OUT of the private recruitment database known as JAMRS.

The PMRO Peace Building program, an active participant in AFSC’s National Youth and Militarism Task Force, works locally with a broad network to bring “truth in recruitment” work to local schools and communities and to counter disproportionate military recruitment in low-income communities of color.  

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