AFSC St. Louis

Blog: Cultivating a new approach in St. Louis

My name is Darius Hunt. For the last year I’ve been a Peer Mediator with AFSC’s Peer Mediation Program at Northwest Academy of Law in St. Louis.

At Peer Mediation, our goal is to decrease violence in our school. We preach to the younger generation that what they do has an impact on others. We help them come to an agreement when there’s been a conflict.

St. Louis students to educate Congress on budget priorities

What Would You Do If You Had $1 Trillion? A Group of Seniors at Northwest Academy of Law Say They Would Invest in Education.

ST. LOUIS [February 26, 2014] — A group of students at Northwest Academy of Law have been selected to participate in the fourth annual “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” Film Festival in Washington, D.C. Students were introduced to the federal budget and asked what they would do if they could spend $1 trillion.

St. Louis young people on ending the school to prison pipeline

Young people involved in AFSC's Peace Education Program in St. Louis talk about the need to end violence and the school-to-prison pipeline.

T-shirt addresses school to prison pipeline

By Joshua Saleem

The school-to-prison pipeline is for some, at best, a phenomenon that could happen to a few young people in certain communities. For others, it’s just an academic idea. For still others, it doesn’t even exist.

But for James, Sarah, Natera, and many young people like them, it’s their reality.

Youth lift up their voices in St. Louis peace summit

It's time to listen to students and to follow up on their ideas for reducing violence. It's time to stop stereotyping African American youth.

Northwest Academy student letter 10-31-13

Students at Northwest Academy of Law in St. Louis wrote this open letter expressing their hopes for a Peace Summit held November 8, 2013.

Deconstructing the school to prison pipeline in St. Louis

“We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.” – Deitrich Bonhoeffer

Jayven goes to Washington

By Jayven Moose, AFSC St. Louis program participant

My July 2013 trip to Washington D.C. with AFSC was a learning experience where we learned about human rights and what kind of productive life I could have. What a week.

Getting a Peaceball rolling in St. Louis

By Joshua Saleem, AFSC St. Louis Peace Education Director

Can a “Peaceball” help reduce violence by encouraging acts of peace? With encouragement from AFSC, students in St. Louis are giving it a try.

St. Louis Northwest Academy brochure on the Peaceball

St. Louis Northwest Academy brochure on the Peaceball

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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