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About the Program

The Program

The NLMUSD’s Golden Bell Award winning after school program is dedicated to making the world a better place, one project at a time. It strives to equip students with the necessary skills to be productive citizens and “solutionaries” within our ever-changing world.


By taking an interdisciplinary approach to instruction that connects common core skills, character education, and community & social engagement, students will apply their learning to create and develop projects that critically address real-world topics. These projects are referred to as Better World Projects (Project Based Learning).


Better World Projects involves the exploration of a relevant topic such as “Equity in Education” or “Environmental Preservation.” Through these projects and labs, students exercise 21st Century skills: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity (4Cs).


Better World Projects encompass:

  • EDUCATION:  Students learn about relevant and current topics that relate to their school, community, and the world
  • EMPOWERMENT:  Students further investigate the topic and generate real solutions
  • ACTION:  Students actively address real-world topics by applying their solutions and seeing their actions turn into positive change
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“Peace work strives to create environments where it is safe to explore conditioned beliefs, and it provides support for people undergoing significant worldview transformation.  Unwinding prejudice or cultural indoctrination is essential to peace work.  Peace education develops curricula that guides us in dismantling divisive and reductionist beliefs, which if left unchecked result in gender exploitation, racism, bigotry, and other forms of discrimination.” - James O’Dea