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Peace Month is a celebration of students’ potential to be peacemakers. The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute has over twenty years of experience developing primary violence prevention curriculum. As the leading homicide response agency in Boston, we recognize the deep and broad impact violence can have on students at home and in the classroom. Our approach to peace education is to acknowledge the pain of grief and loss while embracing our capacity to heal.  

For Peace Month, we’ve created a series of lesson plans that will help foster a culture of peace in the classroom by reinforcing positive behaviors, promoting social responsibility, and deepening relationships between students rooted in respect and compassion. We’ve also written Instructor Guides so that teachers feel more equipped to engage their students in social-emotional learning. 

Peace Month will culminate with the 20th Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace where we hope to see a large contingent of students and teachers walking to show their commitment to creating more peaceful classrooms and communities. The Peace Institute is available to provide training and technical assistance for educators who plan to utilize the lesson plans and activities. We’re so grateful to those teachers who can make time during Peace Month to take advantage this important healing and learning opportunity. 

Made possible with a funding by Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation.

For training and technical assistance, please contact Rachel Rodrigues at