NonviolenceWorks’ Proven Programs Result in 83% Improvement Among Kids
Taos, NM -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/23/2013 -- People think of Taos as a paradise -- but it's a violent paradise, with rates of domestic violence, gun violence and gang violence that rival any inner city. In fact, it's a perfect laboratory for finding solutions to the violence we see on the news every day.
Violence never cures itself. So while Congress dithers over issues like gun violence, NonviolenceWorks has acted. They have developed a comprehensive set of programs that stop violence before it starts by promoting the positive qualities that result in a respectful, productive and nonviolent community. Above all, they focus on our kids.
The experience has been that people are more than willing to step up -- they simply need to be "inspired, trained and empowered" to lead lives of nonviolence -- that's the mission.
The team has worked for 10 years to perfect a model for nonviolence that can work in any community in America. They know that NonviolenceWorks programs really do work -- and are asking for donations to take the next steps: enhanced curricula and training for other communities to apply in their areas. Programs include Gang Resistance, Fatherhood, and others addressing bullying, rape, effective parenting, teen pregnancy prevention, etc.
The core strategy of NonviolenceWorks is to mobilize healthy adults to step up as parents, volunteer mentors, teachers, counselors and coaches to assist children at risk of academic and social failure. Its Mentorship program recently reported that in the 2012-2013 school year, 83% of the mentees showed significant improvement in academic performance, self-esteem, anger management, and conflict resolution and decision-making skills.
The 501(c)3 organization is also a certified Mental Health clinic and provides therapeutic counseling by experienced clinicians at its headquarters in Taos.
The NonviolenceWorks indiegogo campaign will receive all funds raised even if it does not reach its goal. Funding duration: September 17, 2013 - November 16, 2013 (11:59pm PT).
For interviews or further information:
Todd Gravelle, Mentorship Coordinator email@example.com 575-758-4297 ext.214
Simon Torrez, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org 575-758-4297 ext.201
Mary Gray, Chairwoman email@example.com 575-737-0530
Indiegogo Link: http://bit.ly/1bSppV5
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