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    Beach Scholars: Apply for WA-BLOC Circle Keeper Summer Academy Today!
    Posted on 05/17/2021

    Hi Beach Scholars!

    WA-BLOC is hosting a Circle Keeper Academy for Southeast Seattle High School students (prioritizing Rainier Beach High School) this Summer! This is an exciting paid opportunity for youth who are interested in building skills as a Restorative Circle Keeper and bringing positive change and healing to your school community! 

    In this program you will learn about the Peacemaking process, Community Building Circles and you will develop a better understanding of Restorative Conflict Mediation. You will practice your skills by leading circles at Freedom Schools and in the community. During the 2021-2022 school year, you will have the opportunity to work alongside Restorative Justice Directors at your school to hold circles in classrooms and support peers/staff heal when conflict arises.

    This program is ~10 hours per week for 6 weeks, starting July 5th and ending August 13th. 
    Tues, Weds and Fridays from 12:00-3:00 pm (hybrid model online and in-person)
    You will be paid a stipend of $1000
     for successful participation and 100% attendance in the program (paid in two installments of $500).

    Some of your experiences and responsibilities will include:

    - Build your knowledge around the history of Restorative Justice and Circle Keeping.
    - Lead Community Building Circles and Conflict Mediation Circles
    - Arrive on time for all scheduled meetings, circles, and field trips. Must communicate with your supervisor as soon as you know that you are going to be late or absent. 
    - Be an active part of the team
    - Ensure a safe environment for your fellow cohort peers and community members
    - Build strong, healthy relationships with cohort peers and reflect the characteristics of a positive role model

    -Be a 10th, 11th, 12th or graduating senior attending Rainier Beach High School or Cleveland High School
    -Be knowledgeable about restorative justice or willing to learn. 
    -Be willing to work with peers, families, school staff and younger scholars in a positive, healing way.
    -Be committed to all training and programming hours throughout the summer. 
    -Be willing to practice vulnerability and healing with their peers.

    Click here to complete your applicationApplications are accepted until June 1st, 2021 at midnight. 

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