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.


Students Participate in Surveys to Guide Bullying Prevention Efforts

For peacemaking efforts to be successful, they need to be grounded in the particular goals and needs of each school district involved. To elicit this information, PeaceMaker Minnesota partner schools administer the Olweus Bullying Questionnaire (OBQ), the most widely-used evaluation tool that provides schools with actionable information in 4 key areas, as well as school-wide and grade-by-grade level data compared to national averages.  


Once the survey is complete, PeaceMaker Minnesota’s purpose is to help schools improve results each year and to achieve results consistently above national averages.  Peacemaker MN's three-year strategic plan that ends this year is to work with participating schools to collectively reduce the number of students bullied at their schools by 100.


This survey empowers students in their school’s bullying prevention program by giving them a voice.  The OBQ helps students to share their perspective and experiences with the adults responsible for maintaining a positive culture at the school.


PeaceMaker Minnesota donors are helping more than 13,000 students to be surveyed this spring.  


For more information about how a school that you are interested in can join the PeaceMaker Minnesota network of schools, please click on the Become A Partner School tab that is located above our logo.



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