AVP is one of the most powerful, empowering anti-bullying programs ever developed. In schools throughout the country, students are facilitating workshops to give their peers a chance to express themselves and build community. We have worked with students from Kindergarten through college. Our youngest trained facilitator today is just 10 years old.
Due to widespread interest in youth workshops, an AVP Youth Manual has been published. This manual, and the workshops it addresses, are tailored to 10-16 year-olds.
AVP has always had an association with other youth and children’s programs, such as CCRC (Children’s Creative Response to Conflict) and HIPP (Help Increase the Peace Project, see: www.afsc.org/hipp.htm). An emerging youth entity comprised of AVP facilitators, RAVE (Real Alternatives to Violence for Everyone), has been conducting workshops in New Jersey.
Youth Workshops been done…..
- For juvenile Justice “clients” & in Young Offender Centers
- In school Rooms: part of the curriculum or special class
- For Teen Moms groups
- At Retreats
- For street Gangs & Gang Exit Programs