Day Without Hate

A Peacemaking Project by Abbey G.

What is the injustice we are solving?

Mental health

Our Compassionate Solution:

To solve this injustice of Students not having the support that they need in Clear Creek County.
we will address The resources that students do not have to feel supported.
by having a Day Without Hate.

Our Project Plan:

Goals

  • To create a stronger unity in the community of Clear Creek High School.
  • Creating a safe and welcoming environment for each student.
  • Improving the relationship between the students and the staff.
  • Having a great day to remember.

We will increase my / our compassion by...

I will increase my compassion by working for the students. I have seen how many of my peers struggle through High School, I want to help them get the resources and the support that they need.

How will you show courage?

I will show courage by working as hard as I can to improve the relationship between students and the staff of Clear Creek High School. I want students to feel safe and happy at school, with full support from teachers and other staff.

How will you collaborate with others?

I will communicate with different clubs at Clear Creek High School and people in the community for support. I will ask if they would help with the project by sharing the project with more people in the community or if they would volunteer to help set up.

How will you know you are moving in the right direction? (What are specific ways you can measure your impact?)

I will know if I am moving in the right direction if I have a plan outline, volunteers, and if there are students excited about having a Day Without Hate. Everything that happens on DWOH must be approved by my principle, I am currently making the outline for her to approve. If students are asking me about helping out or spreading the word and my principle approves the project, then I know that this project is moving in the right direction.

Key Steps

  • Create an outline of how the day will go.
  • Have a meeting with my principle, if approved continue with the key steps.
  • Make a list of all the people to contact, then contact them about the day.
  • Create jobs for all of the people who are interested in volunteering.
  • Begin making posters and buying supplies.
  • Order T-Shirts.
  • Set up and do an amazing job.

Reflection:

How did the project deepen your team's understanding of the injustice?

The project opened our eyes to the lacking relationship between student and staff. We saw how the system was not supporting this relationship.

How did your community change as a result of your project?

Everyone had a great day on April 26, 2019. Our school changed in a very positive way, students and staff had built a stronger relationship.

How many people were impacted by your project?

250

Explain how you came up with the number of people impacted by the project?

The number of staff and students in my school is 250.

How did your team learn more about the people affected by the injustice?

We talked to students and staff about how they felt before Day Without Hate and after.

What did your team learn?

We learned that a school needs time to build relationships.

What challenges did your team overcome?

Time, money, and working with people to get the materials we needed.

How have you involved others in designing, carrying out, or expanding this project?

I have involved others by teaching them how to run the project next year.

What advice would you give to someone starting a peacemaking project?

It is tiring and a lot of work, but every dime is worth the time.

Our Updates:

Day Without Hate Success

Abbey G. 30 June 2019 19:47 The project at Clear Creek High School was a success. Many people had an incredible day and it improved the relationship between staff and students.

Comments:

RaulPF C.
2 March 2019 17:36

Welcome to the community, Abbey! We are so glad that you and your team have decided to share your project with the community at Peace First and we are looking forward to supporting your work!  

Mojisola O.
9 July 2019 11:05

Hi Abbey,

I am really impressed by your project. Mental health is a growing concern and i am happy you are working to improve it. Great job!

My name is Mojisola, Peace First digital mentor and I sincerely congratulates you and your team for a job well done.

Keep the fire burning and keep overcoming.