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Peace Warriors

The District's Peace Warrior training and development program, which is based on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s principles of non-violence and uses creative teaching methods. The program aims to empower students to work towards positive change, live by non-violent principles, and spread these ideals among peers and communities. 

The weekly training covers de-escalation skills, social-emotional development, and enrichment activities to produce courageous leaders. Open discussions allow students to build trust and share personal/community experiences. 

The program's "footprints of love" trademark symbolizes their desire for non-violence alternatives. Students promote inclusion by participating in the district's Unified Special Olympics sports and leadership teams.

In essence, the Peace Warriors Program is grounded in non-violence that aims to develop leadership, conflict resolution, and community outreach skills.

Program Advisors
Chea Wyatt,
Derissa Davis,
Lynneshea Morrow,

Peace Warriors Six Principles 

PRINCIPLE 1: Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people. 
PRINCIPLE 2: The beloved community is the framework for the future. 
PRINCIPLE 3: Attack forces of evil not persons doing evil.
PRINCIPLE 4: Accept suffering without retaliation for the sake of the cause to achieve a goal. 
PRINCIPLE 5: Avoid internal violence of the spirit as well as external physical violence.
PRINCIPLE 6: The universe is on the side of justice.