TIPS Students Create Peace Projects in their Communities and Schools
Teens Inventing Peaceful Solutions
The winter 2017 session of the TIPS program is under way at the Dayton International Peace Museum. The number of students has doubled since last Spring's inaugural debut of the group with students from over 15 Dayton area middle and high schools. New teens are always welcome to join!
The group meets on Saturday afternoons at the Museum and ends every session with a 'family style' feast of good food and conversation. Teen members are working with mentors on a challenging leadership training program in Kingian nonviolence. In a recent meeting, Rick Polhamus, Ohio member of the Christian Peacemaker Teams, shared stories of action and accompaniment in war zones that stretched each one's imaginative understanding of the power of active nonviolence under the most challenging of circumstances.
Recently, TIPS members provided leadership for World House Day and the Martin Luther King Day March. Watch for the presence of TIPS members as they organize, speak and perform at other area events, create public art and share their discoveries through online postings and museum exhibits. With focus , deep thought and humor, these teens take seriously Gandhi’s call for us to “Be the change we want to see in the world.”