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McNary High School ~ Keizer, Oregon

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Student activists under the guidance of  Mr. Jim Taylor, Director of Choirs, created an elective “Hands and Words Are Not For Hurting Project Class” promoting widespread participation in the Purple Hands Pledge to end abuse and violence in their homes, school, community and internationally.

The Hands Project’s most recent international partnership was formed with the Family and Marriage Society of South Africa (FAMSA) and their Director, Marietha Oelofse.  FAMSA created a program entitled “Violence Awareness Program” to work with children in their schools as a tool to be used by educational trainers to seriously address the issues which help to perpetuate violence in the home and society.  They found the Hands Project on the internet and thought “it was a stunning idea”!  In just one short year a strong alliance has begun.

Funding was not possible for FAMSA to purchase Hands Project materials.  The Hands Project Director asked McNary High School if they would be willing to raise money to send “Hands” materials to the participating schools in South Africa. Their answer was a resounding YES!

Students in the Hands Project Class and Fine Arts Department performed a benefit concert entitled “A Night of Hope” raising $1500.00.  Their goal was achieved!  Official Hands Project materials were shipped to over 25 schools who have implemented the Purple Hands Pledge.   The schools are located in city of Potchefstroom in the Northwest Provence of South Africa.  McNary High School students efforts reached over 4000 students that impacted the children’s lives with amazing results according to FAMSA Director.  She said, “I am amazed  at the fact that a school community would go to the trouble to do a fundraising to help us towards our project.”

The McNary students are overjoyed with the difference they have made in this endeavor!

THANK YOU!

(Pledge Banner shown above in combination English and South Africa’s native language Afrikaan).

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Thank you for your message of praise for our Fort Collins project.

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Thank you for your message of praise for our Fort Collins project.  I’ll share it with Carol Weale.  I wish our Fort Collins project could have been a larger undertaking, but we have high hopes that we can expand it over the next few years.  The teacher got permission for me to use the pictures in any way I wanted, so you are free to use them in any way you want.  Your getting to spread the information to the Oregon Child Care providers certainly should be helpful — child care places are wonderful places to start molding children’s behavior and attitudes!  Glad my report could be part of the information you handed out. (more…)

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“This can be a part of every project on which I give instruction”

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

As a member of Domestic Violence Coalition and C.P. practitioner, this can be a part of every project on which I give instruction.”.
– Conference Participant
– Crime Prevention Association of Oregon, 22nd Annual Conference
– April 2000

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I’m going to do this!

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

I’m going to do this! I believe that establishing changing core values is the only thing that will reduce violence. Thank you I believe this is an inspired project-Go with it.”
– Sheila Jennings
– Crime Prevention Association of Oregon, 22nd Annual Conference
– April 2000

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Now I have to walk my talk

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

The most meaningful part of the training was “the personal challenge to alter my “style” of parenting. I’ve dreaded this moment and I welcome it at the same time. Now I have to walk my talk. As a single, many times exasperated mom, this is a good tool for me to control myself, and help my sons control themselves. We’ll do it this weekend.”
– Teri Poppino
– Crime Prevention Association of Oregon, 22nd Annual Conference
– April 2000

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Thank you! What a wonderful program.

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

I’m excited about exploring ways to introduce this in my community. Thank you! What a wonderful program.”
– Conference Participant
– Crime Prevention Association of Oregon, 22nd Annual Conference
– April 2000

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I think this will be a great program for our school.

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

It will be easy to implement to any age group. I think this will be a great program for our school.”
– Conference Participant
– Crime Prevention Association of Oregon, 22nd Annual Conference
– April 2000

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“the core values which were explained and taught.”

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

The most meaningful part of the training was “the core values which were explained and taught.”
– Conference Participant
– Crime Prevention Association of Oregon, 22nd Annual Conference
– April 2000

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“I learned that every kid needs to know about purple hands.”

Friday, July 25th, 2008

“I learned that every kid needs to know about purple hands.”
“I was proud that I helped them learn what’s right.”
“I learned that when you learn something good you can tell others and then they can tell others.”
“It’s exciting to think that we may have made a class violence free.”
“I was proud to teach the kids “The Pledge”.”
“I was proud that I helped someone learn about purple hands.”
“It’s good to spread “GOOD” things around!”
– Students comments on teaching “The Pledge” to elementary students
– Oaklea Middle School, Junction City, Oregon

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The campaign goal is to recruit peace pledges from around the county

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Lincoln County, Oregon – Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP)
RCCP has taken a lead role in a community-wide collaborative campaign entitled “Hands Are Not For Hurting”. The campaign goal is to recruit peace pledges from around the county…….Some county business are officially “violence free”. For example, Pacific West Ambulance displays a Hands bumper sticker on every ambulance and each of its 50 employees wears an approved Hands button.
– Waging Peace -Fall 1998, Volume 5, Number 1
– RCCP National Center, New York, New York

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