For Youth | AVP/USA, Inc.
Due to widespread interest in youth workshops, an AVP Youth Manual has been published. This manual, and the workshops it addresses, are tailored to 10-16 year-olds. AVP has always had an association with other youth and children’s programs, such as CCRC (Children’s Creative Response to Conflict) and HIPP (Help Increase the Peace Project, see: www.afsc.org/hipp.htm. In school Rooms: part of the curriculum or special class. For street Gangs and Gang Exit Programs. Read our Annual Workshop Report.
Philadelphia Schools Big Bet on Nonviolence | AVP/USA, Inc.
The school says it wasn’t just the humanizing physical makeover of the facility that helped. Memphis Street Academy also credits the Alternatives to Violence Project. Carolyn Schodt, a registered nurse at Alternatives to Violence who also runs AVP inside Graterford State Prison, says, “We did this with the same students, same parents, same poverty. In one school year serious incidents – drug sales, weapons, assaults, rapes – went from 138 to 15. And street violence from the surrounding neighborhood occas...