Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $50-$150 sliding scale donation*Held inside the States of Incarceration exhibit, this half-day training is designed for school-based professionals and community members interested in building youth-led restorative justice programming in schools.Participants will learn the core principles of Restorative Justice work in schools and be introduced to youth-led circles process as an alternative to exclusionary discipline practices.Participants will be introduced to youth-led circles process as a response to conflict and harm, and learn concrete ways to build infrastructure for youth-led Restorative Justice work in secondary settings.
Co-led by youth who helped shape and design Pa’lante, Holyoke High School’s youth-led Restorative Justice program, this training will offer the unique perspectives of youth working as circle keepers in their high school to create student-centered approaches to discipline and student support to create safer, more connected school communities.
*Donations can be made by cash or check the day of the event. All donations go directly to the Pa’lante Restorative Justice Program. Checks should be made out to Holyoke High School.
This event is made possible in part by support from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, UMass Amherst History Department, and the Wistariahurst Museum.