By Mary McPhail Gray
NVW Board Chair
An African proverb from the Yoruba and Igbo regions of Nigeria states, “It takes a village to raise a child.” The belief is that a community of caring relationships provides youth with strength of character and pride about their own worthiness. They feel loved and acknowledged.
It is often said that Taos is a community of relationships—connecting with others is an important quality of life here. At Nonviolence Works we have seen this quality in action, particularly this summer with gifts of resources in a variety of ways—especially for our Familia y Mundo summer camp for elementary aged youth and the Yermos y Montaños summer camp for middle school students. Resources have come in a rich variety of forms. [Read more…]