Logan High Students “Help Increase the Peace” with Kids in McDowell

By Debbie Rolen

August 7, 2013

Keystone —- Logan High School students with Believing All is Possible (BAPS) Youth Leadership group traveled to McDowell County this week to lead a “Help Increase the Peace” workshop with kids in the Sky’s the Limit Summer Youth Program in Keystone. The BAPS students included Kristiana Drummer, Storm Coleman, Jimetta Early, Jasmine Murphy, Elijah Coleman, and Jaylin Early.

As part of “Help Increase the Peace”, a curriculum designed by the American Friends Service Committee, the BAPS students led the kids in exercises and games that emphasize cooperation, good listening, non-verbal communication, and discovering our similarities while appreciating difference.

“It felt good to do something with younger kids,” said Elijah Coleman, a 10th grader at Logan High School, “especially those who might not have a lot going on for them during the summer, they were really bright kids. And they want us to come back soon.”

The BAPS students will be leading a similar workshop with high school and college students when they travel to the Stay Together Appalachian Youth (STAY) conference later this week at the historic Highlander Research and Education Institute in New Market, Tennessee.

For more information, please visit http://www.afsc.org/office/logan-wv.