Exploring the Roots of Youth Violence

November 13, 2009

A Youth-Led Action Research Curriculum Guide

Call for Curriculum Submissions

The Chicago Freedom School, Project NIA and Teachers for Social Justice are partnering to develop a youth-led action research curriculum guide in order to contribute to the ongoing efforts by young people and their adult allies to analyze the root causes of youth violence and to create local solutions.

The question of "Why Did Derrion Die?" lends itself to city-wide youth-led action research projects.  What is currently missing however is a curriculum guide that can help youth workers and teachers to facilitate such projects.

We invite all interested individuals to help us to develop the guide by submitting readings, activities and curricula ideas focused on helping young people to understand and to critically analyze the root causes of youth violence. 

All submissions are due by December 15th 2009.

Full details here: http://bit.ly/41aAsj