A Note for Parents of prospective TIPS participants
Teens Inventing Peaceful Solutions (TIPS) is a pilot program of the Dayton International Peace Museum. Young people, ages 12-18, will meet at the museum for 2-hour sessions in 6-8 week cycles and a yearly intensive peace camp.
Adult teachers and mentors will bring well-grounded curricula materials and their own experience as nonviolent activists as a basis for interactive training in peace building. They will serve as resource persons as the young people search their experiences to identify problem areas and imagine possible solutions for those problems in order to plan actions that further justice and peace.
Under my leadership, we will do everything possible to create a safe space for the young people to work together with mature and respectful adults as we all learn to be the change we wish to see. We will cooperate with you and your families, trying to schedule sessions and activities in ways that fit your realities. At the same time, we will ask that the TIPS members make these sessions a priority in their full lives. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to call or email me.
In peace and hope,