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Students at Polaris Charter Academy propose a Day of Peace on June 10th

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    Lauren Parent

Located in Chicago, IL students at Polaris Charter Academy live in a neighborhood plagued by gun violence.  In an effort to promote peace, 7th grade students at Polaris are collaborating with Westinghouse College Prep. to create PSAs advertising the Day of Peace on June 10th.  Through the course of this project, students also started an anti-violence campaign on social media, are planning a community-building event in their neighborhood and will publish a book titled “Peacekeepers of Chicago.” 

“I really want to get the message out to our community that gun violence has to stop.” - Polaris seventh-grader Desiree Gabarin.

Click here to read more about the Day of Peace and see the students at Polaris featured in a clip on WGN Chicago news.