Episode | #064

A classroom tool for healing empowers students to help others

“I think one of the things that is really critical is always to ask people what they need. And sometimes what’s needed most is just to be sad, be angry, to feel and just to have someone witness that process.” (Heather Sattler)

At The Alliance School, a small public charter high school in Milwaukee, students practice circle keeping ­ it’s a restorative justice tool that gives students ownership over their own healing process. And since a lot of the student have been affected by gun violence at The Alliance School this tool makes a difference.

Juniors Antonio Butler and Jade Bolden have been practicing circle keeping at Alliance since they were freshman. And they’ve both transformed through the process. Photo: Emily Forman

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