Congratulations, Austin Peace Academy Agents!

One year ago, we had the privilege of training yet another class of Courage in Action Agents at Austin Peace Academy.  When we visited to train a new unit this year, we were so thrilled when Agent Garcia told us that last year’s class has had some outstanding success!  They were very concerned that their school did not have a Physical Education Teacher. So, the Agents rallied, started a petition, and convinced the school to hire a PE Teacher!  Way to 1) Recognize a Problem and Imagine Solutions, 2) Assemble a Team and Make Plans, 3) Take Action, and 4) Evaluate Your Success and Try Again!  It appears your mission was extremely successful!  We hope you are now fully activated and using your knowledge as Agents to try using the Four Steps to becoming a courageous leader again and again and again!

And thank you for letting us know, Agent Garcia!

Missions Initiated at Pioneer Crossing

Welcome, Agents of Pioneer Crossing!

In Agent Manor’s Class:
The Racism Team is going to do more research, and talked about the possibility of a rally. They’d also like to ask law enforcement to conduct racial equality trainings for police officers.
The Terrorism Team would like to write letters to President Obama and Greg Abbott to accept Syrian refugees into the country, and to encourage peace talks in the Middle East.

In Agent Lopez’ Class:
The Animal Extinction Team is going to start a fundraiser for the World Wildlife Fund, and also do more research on the root causes of this problem.
The Pollution/ Littering Team decided to do a rally to raise awareness of the issue. They will start with a rally at their school and possibly go next to other places in town like community centers or even the Capitol.
In Agent Bui’s Class:

The Animal Cruelty Team is starting a club at their school to promote animal safety and habitat  conservation.
The Human Malice Team wrote letters to President Obama urging him to promote peace and to stop gun violence. They are excited to spread the message of harmony to their community.

In Agent Chafin’s Class:
The Homelessness Team is working with Ms. Carter to prepare weekly announcements promoting empathy and giving.
The Kids in Trouble at School Team is preparing speeches to make on the announcements encouraging their peers to help each other do well in school.