October 2016
In This Issue:
Goal-Digging with the Student Streetworker Outreach Team

Eliesel Morales and Tarah Dorsey, ISPN's Student Streetworker Outreach Team work specifically in middle schools with at-risk youth. Recently, Eliesel and Tarah asked their kids to complete vision boards to help the students gain clarity on their goals.

Tarah and Eliesel gave each of the kids magazines and asked them to cut and paste any pictures that resonated with them. Specifically, things they would like to do, careers they would like to pursue, or things they would like to have.

Afterward Tarah and Eliesel asked the students to give a presentation and explain their vision to the group. "The Vision Board Project was a great experience and we hope to do another one with a different group of students! It's great to shed a positive light on the kids in our community," said Eliesel. 

Photo: Kids from three Providence middle schools create Vision Boards to express their goals. 

Nonviolence at Sophia Academy

Last week Sal Monteiro, Director of Nonviolence Training, visited the 7th grade class at Sophia Academy in Providence. 

Sal led the group through the "Questions to Self" activity, where each participant is asked to answer a question they randomly draw from a stack of index cards Sal created himself. Think it's easy? Here's an example question, "What do you pretend to understand, but really don't?"  Afterwards, Sal facilitated a conversation around prison and slavery with the group. 

Thanks to Sophia Academy for having us, you girls rock!

Interested in nonviolence training and what it can do for you? Contact Sal Monteiro, Director of Nonviolence Training at sal@nonviolenceinstitute.org. 

Photo: Sophia Academy's 7th grade class after their Nonviolence presentation.
#TeamChoosePeace Rocks the Latimer 5k!

On September 24, 2016 ISPN supported Victim Services client, Myra Latimer in her 5th annual 5K in memory of her son Steven K. Latimer. Steven was shot and killed in October of 2011. 

Victim Services staff worked with Myra to coordinate pictures of loved ones from the community who have been lost to violence for a banner that was hung at the 5k and helped recruit other Victim Services clients to participate in the event.

It was a beautiful day for a 5k and #TeamChoosePeace had nine race participants and won the award for fastest team! 

Thank you to everyone who came to support Myra and the Steven K. Latimer Memorial 5k Walk/Run. It was great to see so many friendly faces supporting our clients.