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Literacy and Violence Prevention
Friends has developed an engaging and inexpensive reading program for
at-risk secondary students. The teenage students elect to participate
in the voluntary program offered through their public schools. The
youth agree to practice reading a variety of picture books, each
dealing with different conflicts and to learn facilitation skills.
After practicing dramatic reading the teens go to elementary schools in
their neighborhoods, and read to classes of youngsters. After reading
the picture books to the classes, the teenagers facilitate discussions
with the youngsters about the book themes.
Please refer to
the following two articles about this program for more information. A curriculum is available for providing the program. Please contact Lorenn Walker: email:
or phone: (808) 637-2385.
Literacy and Violence Prevention Articles:
Reading Stories to Change the World, Principal Leadership, October 2005 pp. 42- 47.
Violence Prevention Through Cooperative Education, Reclaiming Children and Youth, 15:1, Spring 2006, pp. 32-36.