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Ideas for Action

Take Action

Get Involved.

Be a part of the solution and you can take a step towards Peace.

 

Learn

  • Look at your own actions and language to see if you’re adding to the problem in any way.
  • Survey students in your school to gauge their attitudes about the issues.  
  • Visit a website to learn more about a specific issue.
  • Get help if you’re a victim or are being violent.

Find your voice & tell your story

  • Encourage family members, teachers and other adults in your life to talk about the issues.
  • Start a discussion with your friends.
  • Make calls and get people to listen: tell your local politicians about the changes you’d like to see.
  • Go to school administrators and talk about some things that can be done to address the problems.
  • Give a presentation about PARK. 
  • Start a petition to change or create rules. 
  • Find a radio or talk show host to give you a voice.
  • Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.
  • Write an article about the cause.
  • Write a blog. Give a speech.
  • Start a journal about what you see and experience.

Take a stand

  • Support friends if they need help getting away from a violent relationship.
  • Speak up if you see dating violence happening.
  • Tell someone if you are a victim of violence.
  • Volunteer at a local agency that supports your cause.
  • Model healthy relationships – confront harmful actions
  • Bullying and discrimination and hate hurt. Makes sure others know it too.

Organize

  • Participate in the Youth Community Action Team at your school. If your school doesn’t already have one, start a club to address the issues of peace, acceptance, respect and knowledge.
  • Hold an event to bring attention to the issues.
  • Organize an art/poetry show to create a visual and verbal statement for PARK.
  • Hold a Peace week at your school.
  • Host a discussion group to talk about the issues.
  • Start a collection drive for donations to help a local organization that supports your cause.
  • Host a poetry slam
  • Different months of the year are designated for awareness. For example, February is Teen Dating Awareness month. Find a group that's participating or make an activitiy yourself in support.

Show your creativity

  • Create a web page.
  • Make a cause on Facebook.
  • Write a song to express your thoughts on the issues.
  • Make posters that get people talking about the issues.
  • Create an art piece and show it off.

Document your story

  • Pictures are powerful–take pictures of the issues and share them.
  • Video your activities to support the issues and share them

Help your local domestic/sexual violence program

  • Most communities have a local domestic violence program, and they always need help and support.
  • Call and find out what sort of items they need then donate those items and ask friends to help.
  • Volunteer your time and talents.
  • Encourage support for the organization in your community.

 

 

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