We are celebrating the successful elevation of three of the participants in the Agape-Satyagraha program. As they move through the program, acquiring knowledge and mastering skills, they achieve higher and higher levels until they graduate.
Recently, these three outstanding young people have shown that they are working hard, taking the program seriously, and putting into practice all they are learning about being peacemakers in the real world.
KC Tilley (right) successfully completed the first level, WHITE level. In WHITE level, participants learn to understand the meaning of conflict, conflict resolution, and how conflicts escalate. Why is Supreme (left) smiling so broadly in this photo? Since Supreme Funn “sponsored” KC, he receives $5 every time KC passes a level. Mii’Angel Cotton (left) has also successfully completed the WHITE level, like KC. She is pictured here with her mentor, Ms. Alice Smith (right), a dedicated volunteer for bcmPEACE and Agape-Satyagraha.
Finally, congratulations are in order for Terrian Simmons (left), who is pictured below with mentor Sonya Rivers (right). Terrian completed the GREEN level, which is the second level of Agape-Satyagraha. In GREEN level, participants learn how emotions are involved in conflict. They learn the value of simply calming down as a way to begin de-escalating a conflict, and then other steps such as: Distract yourself, Relax your body, and Talk through affirmations that allow you to take control of the situation in a calm, peaceful way.
To learn more about Agape-Satyagraha, visit our page at http://www.bcmpeace.org/services/agape-satyagraha-conflict-resolution-training/