Words Work is a simple, practical, and user-friendly supplement to after school programs serving middle-school-aged children. The
Words Work curriculum teaches kids to use communication skills to prevent and manage conflict.
Words Work is a turn-key curriculum educators and advocates can use to build leadership, relationship, and communication skills. With these skills, youth will become comfortable with recognizing and effectively resolving conflict in the situations they face at school, at home, and in the community. The
Words Work curriculum is geared toward youth in grades six to eight. Through ten 45-minute sessions, educators will guide youth through interactive lessons that focus on relationships, problem-solving, communication, and leadership skill-building. Two leading conflict resolution education organizations, the Conflict Resolution Unlimited Institute and the Middle Atlantic Region of American Friends Service -- Help Increase the Peace Program, provided the lessons that are the foundation of the curriculum. Through funding by the JAMS Foundation, the curriculum is available free of charge.