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Learning Through Practice, Practice, Practice!

The Ben Marion Institute for Social Justice, Inc. believes that kindness, empathy, personal responsibility and respect for others are the essential values that assist adults and children in leading humane and productive lives.

While case studies and presentation of theory help individuals to learn social justice, it is the
actual practice
of the learned skill that creates and reinforces change.

The Ben Marion Institute helps individuals and organizations create change through action plans that not only last, but build on themselves for future generations.

Our specialized training programs include observation, interaction, and coaching to guide our participants in solving the real-world problems they experience in their schools, workplaces and communities.

Through our educational programs, we cultivate critical thinking and seek to foster ethical, social and intellectual development.

 “Life is not a ‘brief candle.’ It is a splendid torch that I want to make burn
as brightly as possible before handing on to future generations.”
George Bernard Shaw

Creating Peaceable, Safe Schools.

A peaceable school climate reflects caring, honesty, cooperation, empathy, and an appreciation of differences.

The Ben Marion Institute's viable KEF™ (Kindness, Empathy, and Fairness) programs include curriculum that integrates conflict resolution. It is the Institute's belief that conflict resolution is an important foundation skill that effectively supports systemic social change within a whole school community.


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