International Cultural Center

Coping & Resiliency Workshop 2

On Sunday, October 1,  World Organization for Resource Development and Education and International Cultural Center in partnership with the Church of the Ascension, Gaithersburg and Kahilat Shalom, organized a coping and resiliency workshop for teens.

The diverse group of students represented a generation that is all too familiar with mass shootings, terrorist attacks, refugee crises, natural disasters, xenophobia, bullying and hate. But rather than being overwhelmed, bitter, or hardened by the reality of the world we live in — they shared words of hope, practical ways to diffuse conflict and cultivate empathy for others, and how to become upstanders and give support to those in need.

While it’s incredibly difficult to make sense of Sunday night’s tragic shooting at the #LasVegas country music festival – these kids gave us hope for the future.