A Note for Parents of prospective TIPS participants
Teens Inventing Peaceful Solutions (TIPS) is 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.
Adult facilitators and mentors bring well-grounded curricula materials and their own experience as nonviolent activists as a basis for interactive training in peace building. They serve as resource persons as the teens 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 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 cooperate with you and your families, trying to schedule sessions and activities in ways that fit your realities. At the same time, we 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,