Students Create Teaching Peace Initiative
Key School is proud to announce the Teaching Peace Initiative, a program created by five Key students inspired to help educate a generation of peacemakers. After Jack Anthony ‘12, Patrik Kast ‘12, Kate Kirby ‘13, Klay Roberts ‘12, and Fish Stark ’13 attended a forum on world safety for high school and college students hosted by the Annapolis Peace and Justice Center (APJC) in 2011, they were inspired to take action. Armed with a grant they procured from the APJC and the strong support of Key, Jack, Patrik, Kate, Klay, and Fish collaborated with Key teachers and learning specialists to develop the Teaching Peace Initiative (TPI), a curriculum designed to reinforce the values of peace, compassion, and non violence. The curriculum was piloted, analyzed, and redeveloped in Key’s Middle School classrooms in the 2011-2012 school year. TPI, now heading into its second year, has over twenty students on staff and has gained widespread notice; a school in Ohio has already adopted the initiative. They are committed to the continued expansion of the Initiative, which has grown to include a unit on bullying in 2012. The students launched their TPI website and Facebook page on International Peace Day, September 21, 2012.