"I learned that you can just talk it out with the person you have a problem with. You will learn a lot about that person and maybe become friends."
"One thing I learned was that when you have a positive attitude it affects other people."
These are quotes from young students that participated in the Future Leaders for Peace (FLFP)program, founded by the survivor of a great white shark attack and a retired businessman and Rotarian.
From the website:
FLFP has developed and demonstrated an approach to teaching positive leadership and interpersonal skills across a broad spectrum of public and independent school environments, with a focus on young people from 11-18 years of age.
Since 2005, Future Leaders for Peace has worked with over 11,000 young people and 2,600 adults. In 2007 and 2008, our programs were presented to almost 100 different schools. Our core concepts have had proven success for building leaders in California, Hawaii, and South Africa. The program can provide a "safe space" for students to express themselves, and fun activities as outlets for that expression. Through this "grassroots" approach, Future Leaders for Peace is building more peaceful communities through the individual participants.