High School Students

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Peace by Piece programs engage youth regionwide

Across the region, offices working with youth have joined together to expand Peace by Piece (PxP), a program collective designed to spread the meaningful youth work currently being done in the south. By tapping into successful initiatives tested in New Orleans, and shaping new groups of young people who are involved in their respective communities elsewhere, AFSC is working to develop a strong platform for tackling social issues regionwide.

Immigration and Intolerance: A conversation with New Garden's Upper School

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Students shared opinions on immigration after small group discussions.

High school is often a time of judgment and isolation. At New Garden Friends School, where the students are encouraged to accept their differences and create a loving community, discrimination can sometimes feel like a distant notion. 

Screening of the movie "Papers"

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Approximately 2 million children who were born outside the U.S. have been raised in this country, share our language and values, and know no other home. Over 140 such students graduate from RI schools each year.  Yet upon graduation from high school they find the door to their future slammed shut.  Papers documents their stuggles.  Some of these students will share their personal stories after the screening.

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Sandy Spring Friends School students participate in a jobs rally

Human Rights in the District of Columbia

"I personally believe that ignorance is the root of all conflict and so education is the only solution.” Wise words - especially considering they were coming from high school student Joe Church. His was just one of the many insightful comments offered at the District of Columbia’s Woodrow Wilson Senior High School as students debated issues related to human rights on a warm afternoon in early March.

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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

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