Teaching Teens Essential Skills for Democracy Keeps Martin Luther King’s Dream Alive

January 13, 2012

Ripple Effects Offers Free Interactive Learning Resource for Teachers and Parents to Address Link between Power, Prejudice and Ethnic Conflict

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2012

In honor of Martin Luther King, Ripple Effects (http://www.rippleeffects.com), the leading provider of digital social-emotional learning and self-directed mental health guidance tools, announced today that it is offering its award-winning tutorial, “Power, Prejudice and Preventing Ethnic Conflict” to parents, teachers and teens for free. This set of web-based activities uses multimedia to promote the skills required to understand, prevent and resolve ethnic conflict. It includes an interactive self-profile, a compelling true story video and video games to asses content mastery, as well as peer illustrated and narrated instruction. “Power, Prejudice and Preventing Ethnic Conflict” can be accessed for free by visiting: http://www.rippleeffects.com/resist/teens/ethnic_conflict/intro2012.html

“Our goal is to prepare students to meet the complex challenges of a society that is free, diverse and rapidly changing,” says Alice Ray, Ripple Effects CEO and social-emotional learning expert. “If Martin Luther King’s legacy is to endure, we need to empower today’s young people, not only with his vision of personal transformation and political change, but with the practical abilities needed to translate that vision into an ever deepening social reality.”

The “Power, Prejudice, and Preventing Ethnic Conflict” module is one of 26 multimedia tutorials that comprise the Ripple Effects “Practicing Non-violence” unit, which includes lessons on personal transformation, interpersonal relationships, and skills for “doing democracy,” including addressing racism, sexism and poverty. More than 700 similarly structured tutorials for students and teachers address a host of additional non-academic issues that impact grades and behavior.


Based in San Francisco, Ripple Effects is the leading provider of digital social-emotional learning and self-directed mental health guidance tools for children and teens. Ripple Effects line of award-winning, evidence-based software programs uses peer narration and interactive gaming to reach vulnerable students and positively change behavior. These media-rich programs are used in more than 600 school districts, after-school, and community programs nationally, and have garnered 30 major awards.

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