Teens Inventing Peaceful Solutions (TIPS)
Through the creative power of nonviolent imagination and action.
We are seeking young adult mentors for TIPS, a teen peace leadership program of the Dayton International Peace Museum. Teens in 7th - 12th grade meet at the museum for 2-hour sessions in 6-8 week cycles. These sessions are complemented by explorations in the community and a yearly intensive peace camp.
Our goal is to establish a safe context in which persons from diverse backgrounds can come together as a supportive community to explore the history and philosophy of nonviolence and develop the skills and strategies to respond creatively and effectively to needs they see in their worlds. These young peace builders will define problems and plan projects that further justice and peace. Mentors work with the coordinator to accompany the teen members in their common work, facilitating the use of well-grounded curricula materials and offering their own experience as a basis for interactive training in nonviolence.
If you have questions or would like to talk further about possible involvement, please contact the TIPS Coordinator:
Nonviolence is a Powerful Force In a Troubled World