Though I’ve only worked in the education field for a few years, I’ve come to learn that young people have a very strong sense of justice, and they know when something’s not right. I’ve embraced Restorative Practices (RP) countless times in my work, and as an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Leader with the Minnesota Alliance With Youth, I had numerous Promise Fellows reach out to me for RP training resources. They wanted to learn more and get some quality training they could somehow apply in their youth work.
The more and more I searched, however, the more frustrated I became. In Minnesota, there were only a few major trainings happening the entire year, all beyond the budgets and time commitments of most of our youth workers. I wanted so badly to offer resources. I did my best, but I couldn’t deny a sinking feeling that I was letting my fellow Fellows down.Read more