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Students Learn To Be Change Agents For The Cultivation Of Peace

Courtesy/Alive Community Outreach
Reverend Mante's nonviolent leadership development workshops form the base for the Peacemaker Academy curriculum.

A group of rising South Side High School students will be part of the new Peacemaker Academy here in Fort Wayne that focuses on nonviolence training and conflict resolution.

Credit Julia Meek/WBOI
Mante and Gilmore are hopeful that this partnership will provide the foundation for long-term and generational change to benefit the community.

The project, spearheaded by Reverend Angelo Mante, Executive Director  of Alive Community Outreach, is in partnership with the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne.

WBOI's Julia Meek sat down with Mante and Rotary Club president elect Lynne Gilmore to learn what the program looks like, what they hope to accomplish and how this might impact the cultivation of peace in our community.

You can learn more about the Peacemaker Academy and become involved at the Alive Community Outreach website.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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