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Youth and Youth-Serving Professionals Programs

For schools and other youth-serving organizations seeking experiential learning opportunities for staff, students, and children of all ages, our programs offer impactful and long-lasting social emotional learning experiences that have been proven to improve academic performance. Contact our Youth Services Coordinator, Natalie Spriggs today for more information or complete a Program Interest Form to get started creating your own Peace Learning Center program.

Click on a title below to learn more about the different types of programs we offer:

School Programs

  • In-Class workshops (one time and multi-session)
  • Peers Making Peace Peer Mediation Program (Evidenced-based program approved by U.S. Dept. of Education)
  • Field Trips to Peace Learning Center
  • Youth Leadership/Facilitator Training
  • Peace School Model (a combination of youth and staff workshops)
  • Professional Development
  • Bullying Prevention Programming
  • Customized programming to address your peacemaking needs

Summer Programs

Peacebuilders Summer Enrichment Camp Sessions:

    • Group sessions for pre-K through high school age groups from May 30 – July 29, 2016
    • Outdoor, interactive, team building, creative, and peace learning experiences for your group
    • Full and half day sessions available
    • $5.00 per student for ½ day experiences and 10.00 for full day experiences
    • Reduced rates available based on sliding fee scale
    • Choose topics to be covered from our “Single Workshop” menu below
    • Click here to register your camp/organization for a 2016 Peacebuilders camp session!
    • Click here to download a PDF copy of the Peacebuilders camp flyer


Indy Youth Social Justice Leadership Camp:

    • 2016: July 11-23
    • Open to greater Indy teens, 14-19 years old
    • Click here to learn more and apply!


Climate Camp sponsored by Earth Charter Indiana, Youth Power Indiana, and HEART:

  • 2016 Summer Camp: July 25-July 29, 2016
  • Open to greater Indy youth and teens, 4th-12th graders
  • Learn the truth about our climate predicament along with sustainability solutions and civic action opportunities. Enjoy locally grown food, nature hikes, bike rides, a dance party, and a game show.
  • For more information or to apply, email Jim Poyser at jimpoyser@earthcharterindiana.org

Staff Retreats and Professional Development

  • Let us help your group find time to reflect and grow
  • Peace Learning Center-led or bring your own agenda for meetings.

Non-Profits and Other Youth-Serving Organizations

  • Workshops (at your site or at Peace Learning Center)
  • Peers Making Peace Peer Mediation Program (Evidenced-based program approved by U.S. Dept. of Education)
  • Field trips to Peace Learning Center
  • Consultation to address conflict
  • Train-the-Trainer sessions
  • Professional development
  • Customized programming to address your peacemaking needs

Single Workshops

  • Communities and Working Together
  • Self-Esteem and Personal Power
  • Stress and My Brain
  • Communication and Listening
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Responsibility/ Choices and Consequences
  • Restorative Practices
  • Bullying Prevention and Empathy
  • Acceptance and Inclusion
  • Social Problem Solving
  • Peer Pressure
  • Persistence and Protective Factors
  • Hope and Purpose
  • be the change- How I can improve the world around me! (social, animal, and environmental issues)