Operates in the high school bringing achieving students together with at-risk students.Read More
Achieving 10th-11th graders from who completed the Peer Motivation Program are recruited and trained as Peer Mentors.Read More
Inspires young adults 18 to 35 years and adult volunteers over age 35, to “break the cycle of violence in the community.Read More
Since 1974, the Focus Life retreat process has been at the “heart” of Life Directions in its work with young adults “at risk;” ages 18-35. It encapsulates the Vision of Life Directions; “Peers inspiring peers through forgiving.”. The retreat process provides young adults and adults who care about them, the opportunity to look into their own lives and into the lives of those who are different than themselves..
My name is Jasmyne Crump. I’m from East Garfield Park. I’m a senior at Marshall High School; and a member of Life Directions’ Peaceable Gardens Board.
I just started working with Life Directions this summer. I’m so happy they have come to my school. Life Directions has brought volunteers to work with us on our farm. I have met college students from all over the country and the world. We made commercials for the garden that will be on their new web site. We met people that were involved in the civil rights movement, and will be going to an event to meet Vincent Harding, an African-American historian, and speech writer for Martin Luther King Jr. How cool is that!
Life Directions has also been coming to my school every Thursday for the last few months. We have organized our Board to develop a plan for the garden. One of the things about being in a low-income turnaround school like Marshall High School is that we don’t get the resources other schools have. But Life Directions is helping to make our dreams real. They have also helped us to see the importance of thinking about the next generation, and next week Life Directions is starting its Peer Motivation program at our school. Don’t you love how things grow? Peaceable Garden Board members like me will be Peer Leaders helping others to see the positive in their schools, neighborhood and lives!