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  Jul 18 2018 . United States

HELP END SCHOOL VIOLENCE BY SUPPORTING PEACE EDUCATION FOR K-12 TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

If you've watched the news lately, then you're probably aware of the violence occurring at K-12 schools across the US.   

If you're not aware, then here is a list of violent events that have occurred so far this year.

May 25: Noblesville, Indiana

Two people were injured when a gunman opened fire at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Indiana.

May 18: Santa Fe, Texas

Ten people were killed in a shooting at Santa Fe High School.

May 11: Palmdale, California

A 14-year-old boy went to Highland High, his former school, and began shooting a semiautomatic rifle shortly  before classes were scheduled to begin, officials said. A 15-year-old  boy was struck in the shoulder.

April 20: Ocala, Florida

A 17-year-old student at Forest High School was shot in the ankle shortly before students were to walk out as part of a national protest against gun violence. The suspect was a 19-year-old former student. 

March 20: Lexington Park, Maryland

An armed student shot two others at Great Mills High School before a school resource officer fired a round at the shooter. The shooter was killed. One of the students, 16-year-old girl Jaelynn  Willey, was taken off life support two days later

March 7: Birmingham, Alabama

One student was killed and another critically wounded after an accidental shooting during dismissal time at Huffman High School. Police wouldn't elaborate further.   

February 14: Parkland, Florida

A 19-year-old man gunned down students and staff  with a rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, slaughtering at least 17 unsuspecting students and adults. The shooter, Nikolas Cruz, had been expelled from the high school over disciplinary problems, officials said. 

February 9: Nashville, Tennessee

A high school student was shot five times in the parking lot of Pearl-Cohn High School. 

February 5: Oxon Hill, Maryland

A high school student was shot in the parking lot of Oxon Hill High. The  victim was treated and later released. Police arrested two teens and said they are acquaintances of the victim

February 1: Los Angeles

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the head and a 15-year-old girl shot in the wrist at Sal Castro Middle School in Los Angeles, officials said. Two other students were grazed by bullets.  A 12-year-old girl was booked for negligent discharge of a firearm in that shooting, which was considered "unintentional," Los Angeles police said. 

January 23: Benton, Kentucky

A 15-year-old student shot 16 people -- killing two other 15-year-olds -- at Marshall County High School, authorities said. The student faces two charges of murder and 12 counts of first degree assault. 

January 22: Italy, Texas

A 15-year-old student was wounded in a shooting at a high school in Italy, Texas, authorities said. The suspect, also 15, was quickly  apprehended.

FACT: Deadly violence is increasing in schools at an alarming rate!

VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS IS ON THE RISE

During the last 3 decades, we have experienced 1 mass shooting every 6 months in America's schools, and this does not include suicides, gang-related incidents, or deaths resulting from interpersonal conflict. This is up from 1 mass shooting every 3.5 years during the previous 6 decades. 

The reality is students are choosing to resolve conflict by engaging in violent and deadly acts. This behavior is becoming normalized and must be reversed.

DID YOU KNOW 

The number of U.S. students killed in school shootings so far this year is greater than the number of U.S. military personnel who have been killed in combat operations? It's true! But, we can reverse this trend! 

THE SOLUTION 

We are Peace Peddlers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit peacebuilding organization dedicated to empowering people worldwide with the knowledge and skills to peacefully resolve conflict. 

America's students deserve to have the best education possible. Research has shown that teacher effectiveness and school climate are two of the most important factors in determining how well students learn and whether they succeed in school. 

We provide schools peace education programs designed to increase the knowledge and skills of teachers and students to effectively manage and peacefully resolve conflict, without restorting to violence. 

Our programs create safe and peaceful learning environments where students can feel physically and psychologically free from threats and violence, reduce the time teachers spend on conflicts, and improve students problem-solving skills, self-control, and academic outcomes.

We need your help today to keep our schools and children safe! 

HOW YOU CAN HELP TODAY 

1. Donate what you can, no amount is too small and donations are tax deductible 

#2. Share on all social media with hashtags #SparkPeace #PeacePeddlers #ProjectPeacePeddlers #ProjectPeaceTeachers

3. Email this GoFundMe link and these steps to all contacts you know 

4. Leverage any avenue you have to make this go viral (or send leads/tips to info@peacepeddlers.org) 

WHERE IS YOUR MONEY GOING? 

Every dollar donated helps power our peace education programs, which are expertly designed to address the escalation of unmanaged, violent conflict in schools. 100% of the funds raised will go toward the creation, maintenance, and delivery of our programs.

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

We are currently racing against time to reduce the number of violent and deadly events in our schools. No child should ever have to worry about becoming a victim of violence while attending school, and no teacher should ever have to worry about becoming a victim doing what they love.

WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT 

Creating, maintaining, and delivering peace education programs to K-12 schools comes at a cost. The truth is it is up to us, concerned individuals who care about children, teachers, families, and the rise of violence in our schools, to drive and fund peace education in schools. If we can’t secure the funding for our programs, then teachers and students will continue to fall victim to deadly violence at schools across America. 

PEACE EDUCATION: A CLEAR PATH TO REDUCING SCHOOL VIOLENCE 

Project: Peace Peddlers

Project: Peace Peddlers is a peace education training program designed for K-12 students. Created to address the escalation of unmanaged, violent conflict in schools, our program provides K-12 students training in the following areas: 

• The Principles of Conflict Resolution 

• Mindfulness 

• Emotional Intelligence (EQ) 

• Effective Communication 

• Intrapersonal Conflict Resolution 

• Interpersonal Conflict Resolution 

• Negotiation Techniques 

• Collaborative Problem-Solving 

Project: Peace Teachers 

Project: Peace Teachers is a peace education training program designed for K-12 school teachers. Created to address the escalation of unmanaged, violent conflict in schools, our program provides K-12 school teachers training in the following areas of conflict resolution: 

• The Principles of Conflict Resolution 

• Emotional Intelligence (EQ) 

• Effective Communication 

• Intrapersonal Conflict Resolution 

• Interpersonal Conflict Resolution 

• Conflict Mediation 

• Negotiation Techniques 

• Collaborative Problem-Solving 

• Group Facilitation 

• Conflict De-Escalation 

• Anti-Bullying 

Following successful completion of the programs, participants will possess the knowledge and skill to effectively manage and peacefully resolve conflict. 

DONATE NOW AND HELP SPARK PEACE IN OUR WORLD TODAY!

Donate by Check

To donate by check, please make the check out to Peace Peddlers and address it to: 

Peace Peddlers 

5351 E. Thompson Rd Suite 181

Indianapolis, IN 46237 


ABOUT PEACE PEDDLERS, INC 

Peace Peddlers, Inc.

Peace Peddlers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit peacebuilding organization providing peace education to K-12 teachers and students across the globe.

"Making Peace Together"

We take a partnership approach to increase peace in the world, and view our donors and customers as partners in helping deliver our programs to K-12 schools around the globe. This approach is exemplified in our motto, Making Peace Together.

Simply put, contributions from our philanthropic donors and sponsers, and revenue from our Peace AcademyPeace Forum, and Peace Shop help power our peace education programs.

To learn more, please visit us at: peacepeddlers.org

Tax Info 

Peace Peddlers is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to Peace Peddlers are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Peace Peddlers' tax identification number is 81-4800907.

Peace Peddlers: Peace Academy

Peace Peddlers: Peace Academy offers online peace education certification training courses to individuals, groups, and organizations. 

Proceeds from the sale of our education products help power our peace education programs.

To learn more, please visit us at: peaceacademy.peacepeddlers.org

Peace Peddlers: Peace Forum

Peace Peddlers: Peace Forum offers conflict management services to individuals,  groups, and organizations. Examples of our services include: E-Mediation; E-Facilitation (restorative circles, group problem-solving, relationship-building, decision-making); Conflict Coaching (individuals, human resources, corporate leadership); E-Training (conflict resolution training); In-Person Conflict Management Services (mediation, facilitation, coaching, training); and Conflict Management Referrals. 

Proceeds from the sale of our conflict management services help power our peace education programs.

To learn more, please visit us at: peaceforum.peacepeddlers.org

Peace Peddlers: Peace Shop

Peace Peddlers: Peace Shop sells authentic Peace Peddlers' products to individuals who desire a more peaceful world and wish to wear fashion statements of peace. Our online shop offers a wide range of products with designs that  fit a variety of tastes, connecting peace-themed items with  peace-loving consumers in a virtual space. Our products set our customers apart as individuals who not only desire for more peace in the world, but peacebuilders actively engaged in building a more peaceful planet. 

Proceeds from the sale of our products help power our peace education programs.

To learn more, please visit us at: peaceshop.peacepeddlers.org

To speak to a Peace Peddlers' representative, email us at info@peacepeddlers.org or by calling 877-573-3353. 

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