The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence is excited to embark on its third year of our youth employment program in partnership with the Rochester City School District for summer 2018. The Summer Youth Facilitation Institute (SYFI) prepares students to be peace builders in local schools and community organizations. The selected high school students are given paid apprenticeships at the Institute, where they are trained in facilitation, conflict transformation, and social justice. The goal of the program is to build a cadre of young people who can be employed to model and utilize nonviolence and serve as inspirational role models for younger students.

We are especially grateful for the Foundation for the Future, Fenwick Foundation, and the Rochester City School District for sharing their resources to make this program possible.