Participants meet three days a week for eight weeks from 9:00am - 4:00pm.
The eight weeks are divided into four two-week modules focusing on conflict management, healing historical harms, assets-based community development, and project development.
The first week of each module is devoted to introducing concepts and learning from relevant stakeholders and local experts. The material covered in each module will likely be very new to most participants, and in some cases will require adoption of new principles and unlearning many of the past ways young people have dealt with conﬂict, historical violence, disenfranchisement, and trauma.
The second week is devoted to exploring the local and personal applications of the material.
During the fourth and ﬁnal module, students will synthesize what they have learned through designing and presenting a youth-led project proposal to address a speciﬁc community need.
A key goal of this program is to foster authentic friendships between Christian and Muslim youth. Over eight weeks participants will establish the foundational trust and intimacy necessary to form bonds and relationships that hopefully last beyond the program’s end.