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Help Increase the Peace (HIP) Workshop

Help Increase the Peace (HIP) Workshop

Friday, February 25, 2011 - 10:00pm to Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 9:00pm

Thank you to everyone that expressed interest in attending the Help Increase the Peace workshop here in Baltimore. Workshop is free (though donations are graciously accepted) and food will be provided. Training will take place at the AFSC Baltimore Office: 4806 York Rd.

Please click here to register!


Friday February 25th, 2011            5pm – 9pm

Saturday February 26th, 2011        10am- 4pm

Sunday February 27th, 2011          10am- 4pm

More about HIPP

HIPP started in 1990 in Syracuse as a response to the murder of a 14 year old.  The program staff in the region, using the successful Alternatives to Violence (AVP) model, decided to put something together that was a bit more youth friend to pilot in schools.  The pilot was very successful, now over 10 years later HIPP workshops have been conducted in at least 39 states and at least 15 countries worldwide and still growing.

HIPP is an adaptable program, one that is constantly evolving as facilitators respond to the needs of the participants and the community in which they are working. HIP combines serious reflection with energetic, fun activities, creating a balance that engages people. It starts with participants’ own experiences and teaches skills in the context of real world situations.  It builds a heightened awareness among participants of the need to reduce hatred and build understanding among different social groups.  It also builds and community based on dialogue and encourages participants to see each other as valuable resources for creating change. It encourages participants to become leaders and address problems in their own communities.

The Facilitators

Courtney Burkey

Certified HIP facilitator, currently located in the DC area, who spent 3 years (2006-2009) assisting with the establishment of peace education programs in 3 Jamaican public schools who’s core foundation was HIPP.

Mia Jones

Youth Empowerment through Conflict Resolution Director who currently works in the Baltimore Civitas School and Higher Achievement Program using HIPP as a base.

Please click here to register! We look forward to seeing you there! Please reply to this email with any questions or concerns and feel free to spread the word. Registration will be capped at 15 participants so register immediately.

Contact Information: 

Mia Jones



American Friends Service Committee Baltimore Office
4806 York Rd
21212 Baltimore , MD