To help create a more peaceful world, the mission of PeaceMaker Minnesota is to help schools be safer places, free from bullying and harassment, and to help youth  learn positive relation skills like empathy, respect, cooperation and how to resolve conflicts peacefully.


Results That Are Measurable

Three PeaceMaker Minnesota affiliated schools were recognized on September 17, 2017 before the Minnesota Twins baseball game for the results they received on the Olweus Bullying Questionnaire (OBQ), a 40 question survey that helps schools to measure bullying and assess their learning environment from the students’ perspective. 

 Student responses at Scenic Heights in Minnetonka were better than the national average on all ten OBQ indicators tracked by PeaceMaker Minnesota.  (Lake Park Audubon Elementary mentioned in the article to the left was a runner-up, doing better than the national average on 9 indicators and the same as the national average on the 10th indicator.)

 Lake Park Audubon High School achieved the largest reduction in the number of students reporting to be bullied among the 22 schools that had OBQ data from the previous year.  Sixteen fewer students reported being bullied.

Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts & Science in Eagan improved its OBQ responses on 9 out of 10 indicators compared to 2016.


 Pictured left to right: Mary Merchant, Principal at Lake Park Audubon High School; Joe Wacker, Principal at Scenic Heights Elementary School; T. C. The Bear; Scott Thomas, Principal at Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and Science.  

PeaceMaker Minnesota donors paid for the questionnaire to be administered to more than 8,000 students, grades 3 – 12, at 24 schools during the spring of 2017.  Fifteen out of 24 schools did better than national comparisons on five or more indicators.  Eight schools improved compared to last year on five or more indicators.  


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