It’s International Peace Day, and the Middle School World Changers Club has been hard at work painting peace poles and pallets with inspirational messages and placing them around campus.
The World Changers Club is one of the Xpedition offerings this year in the Middle School. Jessica Tripp, executive director for the local organization Heart of the Cross Ministries, works with school groups all over Asheville to train youth as young as eight-years-old to develop leadership skills and compassion. Together with training from Ms. Tripp and a group sponsor, students pick a local problem and work to solve it.
As part of our initial leadership training, Ms. Tripp has guided our group of 14 students in learning a bit of the experience of an independent film documentary maker to start an International Day of Peace.