The RISE effort is comprised of Mission, Strategy, Goals and Projects. RISE submits that addressing each of these components leads to a more educated society capable of adopting nonviolent measures and methods to achieve peaceful outcomes.

The RISE educational process seeks to strike a balance between peaceful solutions and regional constraints including political, religious and cultural values. RISE's educational program efforts serve to minimize violent behavior in schools.

Mission

“RISE of Peace.” (“RISE”) is a global education and consulting organization primarily serving high schools that would like a peace education component included in their curricula. RISE  is a Vermont non-profit corporation and a tax deductible, Section 501(c)3 "Public Charity" under the United States Internal Revenue Code. RISE teaches critical thinking about the origins of conflict and solutions for peace.

Professional educators provide their services without cost to schools. RISE tries to tailor consultations, guidance, curricula and instruction to create effective peace-based pedagogy for schools. Restated, RISE provides opportunities for schools to expand or integrate peace education into their curricula.

 

Rise advisors work with school faculty to introduce such concepts as Peace Education, Conflict Resolution, and Peace Studies. Collectively, these concepts comprise a foundation for peace education as an essential part of a school's peace curriculum.

Globally, RISE views peace as not merely the cessation of war but as a desirable alternative to conflict. 

Strategy

RISE collaborates with school administration and faculty to help develop relevant curricula that provides students with subject matter perhaps characterized as "Peace Education and Conflict Resolution." 

RISE Advisors offer schools the opportunity to expand their curricula to include the fundamental concepts of peace and conflict resolution. The RISE educational alternatives are designed to offer students the intellectual tools and practical knowledge to implement peaceful solutions to resolve conflict. A cafeteria of relevant educational opportunities, may include the following:

-Theories and Practice of Non-Violent Action
-Religious Contributions to Peace and Social Justice
-History of  Influential Social Movements
-Human Rights
-Eco literacy/Ecosystems Theory
-Distinction: Peace via Strength vs. Strength via  Peace
-Patriotism, Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism and Multiculturalism
-Conflict Resolution: Theory , Practice and Skill sets
-Nature and Nurture of Aggression
-Role of Media
-Restorative Justice
-Critical Thinking
-International & National Responsibilities for World Order
-Peace Heroes
-Peace building

 

These course selections emphasize the utility of non-violent solutions to diffuse conflict. The strategy of achieving a peaceful end to a violent threat. The recurring theme through course instruction and attendant discussion are fundamental. The Socratic method of teaching this subject matter helps to stimulate a critical exchange between student and instructor. The goal is to prepare students currently and post graduation to use these skill sets to confront and resolve the threat of violence. 

          Goals          

RISE seeks to advance peace education primarily in secondary schools, globally.
 

RISE seeks volunteer advisors who will guide and teach students consistent with the RISE Mission.

RISE is an advisory educational opportunity primarily for secondary schools to teach the fundamentals of peace and conflict resolution. RISE Advisors include college professors who volunteer their time and knowledge in pursuit of  the RISE Mission, to create a more peaceful world.

 

RISE contends that knowledge can be the most effective weapon to counter violent behavior. RISE wants young people to challenge or dissuade others bent on violence. By imparting this education before adulthood there is a greater chance that peaceful solutions will prevail over violence in the years to come. RISE recognizes that this is a journey with incremental steps. RISE offers a customized approach to schools to provide a more effective and longer lasting educational experience.  RISE encourages interactive discussion about the core principles of peace and the practical use of conflict resolution skills. 

Projects

RISE of Peace Educational Project at  Wilbraham & Monson Academy
April 2017

RISE of Peace, a global non-profit corporation based in West Dover, Vermont, continues in a consulting and advising role with Wilbraham & Monson Academy ("WMA") to supplement its more traditional curricula in international subject matter. WMA is a private, college preparatory school located in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, in the United States.

 

This "prep" school is expanding its curricular evolution as it aims to be the preeminent Global School® in the nation.  RISE of Peace's expertise in conflict prevention and negotiation  is serving to assist WMA's faculty by defining key objectives to ensure that students understand how to navigate international conflicts, peace building and cross-cultural communications.

 

The significance of this educational project is that it will likely advance WMA's standing among all private schools in terms of international peace education and related negotiating skill sets. WMA plans to expand these educational opportunities to provide its students with a competitive edge in certain college studies. 

 

RISE is pleased to assist other schools that may have an interest in a similar educational endeavor.  Please contact Jeffrey H. Teitel at jeffrey.teitel@riseofpeace.org for additional information.

Sandy Hook Promise

Sandy Hook Promise has asked RISE to help guide and confer with new national programs. As you may know, Sandy Hook Promise is a national non-profit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012.

RISE of Peace

P.O. Box 2419

West Dover, Vermont 05356

United States

info@riseofpeace.org