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BECOME APART OF ONE OF THE SOLUTIONS Enjoy a hands-on, fun, transformative, activity-based experience. You'll connect deeply with others, laugh and have fun, share, and listen while learning ways to reduce conflict in your community, your classroom, your family, at work, in prisons or in the world. Participants and facilitators jointly explore our own relationships with conflict and seek more creative ways to respond.

Treat yourself to this workshop purely for personal growth or make it a first step toward facilitating AVP workshops in prisons or the community.

Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) helps us explore the power we all have to change hostility and destructiveness into cooperation, community, and justice.

BASIC WORKSHOP March over 2 weeks
(10 days for 2 hours each)
Monday thru Friday (20th-24th) 6pm to 8pm EST and
Monday thru Friday (27th-31st) 6pm to 8pm EST.

Must complete all 4 sessions to receive Certificate of Completion

More Info email at

More About AVP - You can join other workshops.

  • AVP has three levels of workshops (Basic, Advanced and Training for Facilitators)
  • Basic AVP Workshops show how the program works and introduces basic principles like Transforming Power and Using I Messages.
  • Advanced AVP Workshops asks participants to commit to working to put Transforming Power to work in their own lives Advanced workshops often work on a specific topic such as Anger, Forgiveness, Dealing with Biases, etc. Only those who have completed a Basic Workshop can attend advanced workshops.
  • Training for Facilitators Workshops give people who are interested in deeper involvement a chance to practice the skills of AVP facilitation. Only those who have completed a basic workshop and at least one advanced workshop can attend Training for Facilitators.

Becoming an AVP Facilitator has many rewards:
    • A greatly satisfying volunteer opportunity.
    • A source of ongoing personal growth. Facilitators say they learn a bit more about themselves with each workshop they help facilitate.
    • Learning the power of facilitating (not leading) a class as a part of a team.
    • Being a part of a dedicated and stimulating group of people.

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14 Gleason St, Dorchester Ma 02121, Dorchester, MA 02122, US

Mission Statement

Building Our Lives Together As One (BOLTAO) is a metro Boston-based non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring community members to feel empowered, educated, and motivated to actively pursue community betterment. Our motto is: Through Healing, Transformation, and Empathy. Building Our Lives Together As One has a mission to provide programs that offer alternatives ways to dealing with violence, drugs, crime, gangs, bullying, and suicide for young people in our community.


Two of our key programs

FocusOnEmpathy Workshop

This curriculum has a two-fold focus: 1) The intersection of mental, emotional, and physical health and 2) Building our capacity for empathy as a force for change in our world. The workshop uses exercises, games, meditation, guest speakers and discussion to build trust and community.

The workshop consists of 32 weeks. It has 4 parts listed below. Each part is made up of an 8 week 3 hour session curriculum of experiences and discussion.

Part 1: WHO AM I? I Messages

Part 2: Feeling/Needs & Communication

Part 3: Anger & Transformation

Part 4: Empathy & Community Building

AVP-Boston (MA Chapter of AVP USA)


Advocacy & Human Rights
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Justice & Legal


Mon Mar 20, 2023 - Fri Mar 31, 2023
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Youth Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Mental Health
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Public Advocacy
  • Relationship Building


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Workshops will encompass 18-24 hours total and might be over a weekend or spread out over more days or weeks. Must complete all 4 sessions to receive Certificate.
  • BASIC WORKSHOP March over 2 weeks (10 days for 2 hours each) Monday thru Friday (20th-24th) 6pm to 8pm EST and Monday thru Friday (27th-31st) 6pm to 8pm EST. More Info email at

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