In a familial but highly structured environment, the Council for Unity model empowers program participants, administrators, faculty and non-instructional personnel to address and resolve issues of violence, cultural bias and motivation.

Participants in the program take ownership of the process through a series of lessons that mirror the conflicts they experience in their lives.

In an analysis of a tale about a hero who rises from poverty and discrimination to become a king, Council participants are invited to portray a youth who faces challenges similar to theirs but finds the resources within himself to overcome obstacles. Council members learn to slay their personal dragons and face the future with confidence.

Students at IS 228 David A. Boody Junior High School perform Dragon Slayer the Musical

Students at IS 228 David A. Boody Junior High School perform Dragon Slayer the Musical