Tisha M Bernard – I Choose Peace
I Choose Peace Academy is a program whose educational mission is to empower young leaders with the courage, compassion, empathy and leadership skills to create peace within themselves and their peers. I Choose Peace was created because bullying has become a national epidemic and suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people. The program is designed to provide youth and families with the skills for non-violent communication, tools for inner peace, emotional wellness and mindfulness. I Choose Peace Academy equips youth with to the expertise to identify bullying and mistreatment as well as resources to be part of the solution and offer assistance.
I Choose Peace Academy is built on the foundation of the eight actions for peace declared by the United Nations. All participants graduate as certified Peace Protectors.