Circles of Action:
Creating Communities of Impact
Circles of Action
Circles is a new K4PB program designed to match young people with an interfaith group of about 5 diverse peers to research a social justice issue of their choice and then design and implement a project to help make an impact in their communities. Youth will explore how their respective faiths call them to action, learn important skills that help them identify community issues and root causes, and design a community service project or advocacy campaign to tackle the problems they see. All this while forming deep community and lasting friendships.
Racial Justice Circles
Middle and High Schoolers from across Massachusetts have joined together across divides to form powerful friendship across differences to explore the ways racism still shows up in our society. Together they are learning how racism impacts members of our own communities and are designing projects to help our communities work towards racial justice and equity.
Climate Justice Circles
Together groups of middle and high schoolers across Massachusetts have joined together in powerful community to explore the ways in which climate change and environmental degradation are happening. In Circles, they are learning ways that climate change impacts different members of our society and are designing projects to help us work towards a more sustainable future.
FAQs for Circles Participants and Families
Change doesn’t happen unless we work for it! In order to make a difference through your Circle, you should be prepared to commit to:
- Attend one meeting per month. Meetings will be on Sundays from 2-4pm
- .You’ll have at least one check-in call per month with your group and mentor.
- Communicate and engage with your team between meetings through our virtual platform to achieve your goals.
Participants should plan to attend meetings on:
- October 18
- November 15
- December 6
- January 10
- February 28
- March 21
- April 25
The K4PB community is made of middle and high schoolers representing different faith traditions from all over Massachusetts.
While high school and middle school participants may share some sessions together, such as general skill building sessions, middle school and high school students will be in separate project groups, allowing the projects to be tailored to the needs of each age group.
The safety of our community is of paramount importance. All our program delivery will be virtual for the foreseeable future. We believe Circles will deliver a unique opportunity for young people to take action for change in meaningful and safe ways.