In NSRJ’s Circles in Schools program, trained facilitators lead children through a series of games and activities that are developmentally appropriate and result in a greater understanding of themselves and others. This leads to deeper relationships, and a stronger community. Sharing stories in a safe, non-judgmental environment gives children a voice. When they feel as though they belong, that their voice matters, they are empowered to make a difference. And a core component of the circle process is the uninterrupted opportunity for each member of the circle to share his or her story. Children learn to be active, involved listeners. The use of a talking piece allows for unhurried, respectful sharing. The circle encourages openness, honesty, and the opportunity to slow down and reconnect with the core self.

Circles in Schools is a strengths-based program that gives our children and youth the skills to transform conflict, heal relationships, and create stronger communities themselves.



10 - 24 yrs