Worcester First Night

On New Year’s Eve, eight Worcester leaders reflected on strategies for building peace in 2017 at Community Voices of Peace, a First Night program held at the First Unitarian Church in Worcester.  It was a wonderful way to begin the new year. To see one of our...

Claremont Academy Featured in Worcester T&G

A recent news article from the T&G discuses the success of restorative justice in two Worcester schools. Our peer mediation program helps to contribute to the success at Claremont Academy. Please check out the...

Fall Training 2016

On September 27th and October 4th, the Center hosted a 2 part Introductory Training in Peace Education. Participants were able to learn about mindfulness, youth peace builders, the conflict escalator, the CLEAR model and other activities to look at resolve...

Peer Mediation at Claremont Academy

On August 25 and 26, seventeen high school students from Claremont Academy gave up their last days of summer vacation to participate in a two-day training in peer mediation, with instructor Karen Thomsen. The training, which took place at Clark University, was...

NEYM Educator Training

On Saturday, October 24th, we provided nonviolence education training to about ten New England Yearly Meeting (Quaker) youth educators. It was a wonderful opportunity to discuss the many dynamics of working with youth and how to best foster emotional awareness and...

Summer Youth Peace Education

As the summer wound down, we had the unique opportunity to facilitate youth nonviolence courses at the Wiogora School of Wisdom and Wonder – a Hogwarts/Harry Potter themed day camp at First Unitarian Church in Worcester. Our peace education course was called...