William G. Gilroy | December 1, 2016
The University of Notre Dame’s Take Ten program has received an Award for Excellence from Serve Indiana, the state’s volunteer service agency. The Awards for Excellence are Indiana’s most prestigious annual awards celebrating the accomplishments of dedicated volunteers and service members.
Take Ten is a research-based conflict resolution curriculum designed at the University of Notre Dame and headquartered at the University’s Robinson Community Learning Center. Take Ten’s mission is to provide youth with positive alternatives to violence and build their capacity to make more informed choices when faced with conflict. Take Ten volunteers work on a weekly basis with schoolchildren of all grades to teach them the skills needed to resolve conflict peacefully.
Serve Indiana’s award citation noted: “Take Ten is a conflict resolution, violence/bullying-prevention program that began as a slogan campaign and developed at the University of Notre Dame into a successful curriculum serving schools and other sites throughout the greater Michiana area. Take Ten reaches, indirectly, 8,000-10,000 youth during an academic year with 120 volunteers who total 7,700 hours per academic year in direct service to local schools and non-profit community sites.”