Peacemaker's Program

Leahy Center 240 Kessler Court McGurrin Hall Basement Scranton Pa 18510


330-530pm in the spring semester


Peacemakers is a free six-week after school program for children between the ages of 9 and 13. The goal is for students to experience and explore the meaning, history and vision of peacemaking, and to develop the skills necessary to carry these experiences into the future. The program takes place on Friday afternoons from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the Spring semester (i.e. March and April) and Fall semester (i.e. October and November). This program is held in the Leahy Community Health and Family Center at The University of Scranton. The program is facilitated by Geri Barber and University Graduate student mentors. At Peacemakers, we eat together, play cooperative games together, create projects together, sing together and learn together. We learn peaceful ways to treat our bodies, each other, the environment, and our world. We do centering activities and active imagination exercises. Weekly letters are sent home to the peacemakers’ families so they can be a part of the children’s experience as well. Some typical activities might include: yoga, meditation, healthy snacks, and crafts. Activities are designed to promote awareness of dimensions of wellness and peacemaking. Mentor info: Arrive at the Leahy Center on Fridays of program by 3 p.m. If you are responsible for the content that week, you must be there by 2:30 p.m. Short debriefing at 5:30 p.m. every Friday of program. Mentors must have an up to date (on an annual basis) PA criminal record check, FBI fingerprint background check, and child abuse clearance.

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