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Second grade peacemakers work together

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After a lesson from the Advocates for Victims of Assault’s Peacemaker Campaign – a program designed to reinforce empathy, conflict resolution and peaceful communication among youth – the children in Ana Martinez’s second grade class at Dillon Valley Elementary decided to work together. The kids spent a week creating a poster illustrating what they learned from the peacemakers: tolerance and acceptance of others.

“They are so creative,” Martinez said.

Martinez said since the peacemaker visit, she has seen the kids sharing more and being extra nice with each other. While they still have second grade conflicts, she said the children have been telling each other politely when they don’t like something.

“They really want to help each other and work together,” Martinez said. “They don’t want to be apart.”

– Kathryn Corazzelli

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