Take Ten is a skills-based conflict resolution program designed for people of all ages.
Take Ten promotes positive alternatives to violence when faced with a conflict.
Take Ten’s motto is to: "Talk it Out - Walk it Out - Wait it Out."
Take Ten has always served school-age youth. Our curriculum of conflict resolution education is designed to reach youth from Kindergarteners to Seniors in high school. Over the years, we have partnered with public schools in South Bend, Mishawaka, and Penn-Harris-Madison as well private schools across Michiana.
Additionally, Take Ten serves children and youth by partnering with many local non-profit agencies who work with kids after school or residentially. We visit their after-school locations and teach conflict resolution in fun and engaging ways.
Teams of volunteers serve these schools and agencies by visiting them once a week for the duration of the school year and teaching the same group of youth each time. During the summer, Take Ten’s AmeriCorps team works with other agencies that provide summer youth programming.
Evaluation and observation of our work with youth guided Take Ten to develop an adult curriculum; we noted that the adult influence on youth was significant and that adults had often never been taught peaceful ways to resolve their daily conflicts.
Take Ten partners with non-profit agencies and local churches and organizations to bring lessons to adults.
The adults often testify that they learn ways to improve their relationships, their parenting, and their work situations.
Developed in partnership with the Robinson Center’s Youth Development Director, Take Ten created our Strong Families program.
We realized that effective conflict resolution within families requires that the children and the parents learn the same skills. If conflict is being handled in a peaceful fashion, all family members need to know the ropes.
Take Ten Strong Families works with youth and parents at the same time. We share a meal, work on some self-care, and learn conflict resolution that builds peace