2021 Restorative Practice Trainings

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Restorative Practices Trainings

We're excited to offer virtual Restorative Practices trainings to help start the new school year alongside our community partners. Last fall, over 100 local educators, nonprofit leaders, and community leaders convened online for both introductory Restorative Practice and next level Proactive Circles trainings with Kerry Berkowitz, a national leader in the school-based implementation of them. An upcoming two-day training is being held virtually Monday, January 25 and Wednesday, January 27.

Register to attend via Zoom HERE. Based on a partnership between our organization, Buncombe County Schools, and Asheville City Schools this is offered free to all school and community partners.


Critical Now More Than Ever

"Restorative Practices are just as important, if not more critical, now more than ever," says United Way's Community School Coordinator at Enka Middle School Ginny Spencer-Eudy. Enka Middle staff are moving into their second stage of Restorative Practices implementation, which shifts into building responsive circles focused on how teachers handle disruption in-person and online while making sure students feel heard, met, and part of the community  while addressing those disruptions. 

Each of these layers are critical components in co-creating a more equitable community for students, families, and teachers, which is at the heart of our work in community schools in Asheville and Buncombe County.

Stay Connected!

Enka Middle School is currently seeking volunteer virtual extracurricular Club Facilitators if you're able to lend a hand one hour a week creating a fun, engaging, positive space for students to gather.

Donate to support our Community Schools if you're able.