Playback brings Be the Peace! to KIPP Collegiate Middle School

In August, through a generous grant from the Hyde Family Foundation, Playback Memphis trained students from KIPP Collegiate Middle School in North Memphis in Be the Peace!

KIPP student

KIPP (the Knowledge Is Power Program) is a national network of free college-preparatory public charter schools that prepare students in underserved communities for success in college and in life.

In the program evaluation, 100% of students responded true or very true to the statement:

“Be the Peace! helped me to value and honor my own feelings around having been a witness to bullying, a victim, or even a bully.”

95% agreed that Be the Peace! empowered them to take action when they see bullying happening in school, and would recommend Be the Peace! to other programs and schools.

Read more about our experience with KIPP students in the November issue of Memphis Parent.

We are proud, inspired, and deeply resolute about the importance of this work in our community. And the work continues on:

A new $6,000 grant from Arts Memphis will allow us to build on our inaugural Be the Peace! partnership with Creative Life, Inc., a community development organization and youth outreach program in South Memphis. Playback will be integrated into Creative Life’s Save Our Youth Forums and Silent Protest March against youth violence in April of 2013.

We look forward to beginning this work in January 2013!

Tennessee Arts Commission
Tennessee Arts Commission
First TN Foundation
Hyde Family Foundation

Playback Memphis is proud to be supported by Arts Memphis, the Tennessee Arts Commission, the First Tennessee Foundation and the Hyde Family Foundations.
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