Nonviolent Schools RI
NEARI members Maria Collins and Rosanna Campbell partnered up with Nonviolent Schools RI, an organization that offers trainings to teachers, administrators, and youth group leaders in nonviolence, modeled after the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This nonprofit has served local RI schools and groups for over ten years and recently completed their first- ever fundraiser through an art auction and, as are most nonprofits, is always working to fund their important work. Hence, the NEARI interns were happy to help research and compile possible sources for future grants. In addition, to updating participants’ certificates, they also helped the executive director create and update a new survey given to training participants which will inform their teaching methods and ensure trainees have the tools they need to be successful in applying Kingian nonviolence in their school or youth group setting. Adults who create a peaceful and supportive environment, where all youth can thrive, enables children to be at their best- and this is something all children deserve.