This week 6th grade students are completing the Too Good For Violence curriculum by the Mendez Foundation. TGFV is a school-based violence prevention and character education program for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. It is designed to enhance prosocial behaviors and skills and improve protective factors related to conflict and violence. TGFV has a developmentally appropriate curriculum for each grade level through 8th grade. The curricula for grades 6-8 each include lessons designed to incorporate and reinforce skills taught in the core curriculum through academic infusion in various subject areas.
Topics included approaches to conflict, ABCs of solving conflict, anger management, escalating verses de-escalating behaviors, communication styles, bullying, and dealing with racism, discrimination and stereotypes.