On Tuesday, OSI-Baltimore’s Leadership Council visited East Baltimore’s City Springs Elementary/Middle School. The school, with OSI support and the leadership of principal Rhonda Richetta, has become a model of restorative practices. Council members attended the school’s morning assembly and participated in a restorative circle led by three fifth graders. OSI is now working with Baltimore City Public Schools to make it a Restorative Schools District.
To learn more about restorative practices, watch the video below, about City Springs, made by students at Wide Angle Youth Media (which was founded by OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow Gin Ferrara).