By Melissa Buddie, Take Ten Volunteer
Take Ten has changed the way that I look at youth violence. I am more aware of how much violence can influence the lives of children through their own experiences with violence and through the experiences of their parents, friends, and others who play a pivotal role in their lives.
While I am more aware of youth violence, I have hope for the impact that these children have on the eradication of violence in our society. By learning Take Ten, these children are empowered to choose non-violent solutions to conflict and help those around them who are facing situations of escalating emotions.