SERVE 2 UNITE

Serve 2 Unite is a proven means of establishing a healthy sense of identity, purpose, and belonging that diverts young people from violent extremist ideologies, gun violence, school shootings, bullying, and substance abuse, along with other forms of self-harm. 

The organization is led by Pardeep Singh Kaleka, who lost his father Satwant Singh Kaleka in the August 5th, 2012 Sikh Temple of Wisconsin shooting, and Arno Michaelis, a former white supremacist who helped to start a gang back in the late 1980s that produced the August 5th shooter. ​

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Since an April 2013 pilot program, thousands of S2U students from over 30 schools have experienced human kinship while addressing a host of social issues, including homelessness, veterans’ issues, human trafficking, police-community relations, gun violence, racism, sexism, homophobia, religious intolerance, Holocaust remembrance, and genocide prevention.

 

  • Pre-assembly consultation with school administration and educators to customize programming.
     

  • A Serve 2 Unite all-school assembly presentation by Pardeep Singh Kaleka and Arno Michaelis. · breakout sessions with student leadership and special needs students.
     

  • A breakout sessions with parents.
     

  • A full day of educator training in S2U arts-driven service learning and global engagement. · 1 or 2 semesters of S2U trauma-informed curriculum.

  • 1 or 2 semesters of access to a S2U Director.
     

  • Placement of S2U Global Mentors.
     

  • Connection with other S2U schools and community orgs to facilitate service projects. 
     

  • Inclusion in S2U social media and the annual S2U Peace Summit.
     

  • S2U t-shirts for all students and staff in the program.

CURRICULUM

The Serve 2 Unite curricula is a proven means of establishing a healthy sense of identity, purpose, and belonging by engaging in solution-based problem solving, global connection, service learning, and artistic expression. Because the program is based in culturally responsive practices, we encourage students to take on the role of educators, and educators to take on the role of students. This allows a relationship of mutual learning that goes far beyond the classroom.

 

THE FIVE PILLARS OF S2U CURRICULUM

SOLUTION-BASED

Because we care about the social-emotional health of our students.

 

GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT

Because we exist in an interdependent global community.

 

SERVICE LEARNING

Because service is the universal language of love.

 

ARTISTIC EXPRESSION

Because art is an evidenced-based solution to trauma.


CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE

Because diversity is our greatest strength, and students engage much better from an asset-based, student-driven learning  approach that embraces their native language, experiences, and culture.

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