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Mission of Service for Rick Phillips
To love, learn and serve, and to interact with others with compassion, courage and presence.
Action in the World:
Rick Phillips is the Executive Director and founder of Community Matters (CM), a California-based nonprofit organization whose mission is “to engage, equip, and empower young people to be contributors and peacemakers in their schools and communities.” He has been interviewed on The Today Show, as an expert on violence prevention and empowering youth. Rick is the lead author of Safe School Ambassadors: Harnessing Student Power to Stop Bullying and Violence published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley (April, 2008).
Rick is the creator and co-developer of Safe School Ambassadors®, a youth-centered, violence-prevention program that has been implemented in more than 650 schools across the United States and Canada. A nationally-recognized educator, speaker, facilitator, and trainer who brings years of expertise and practical experience to schools and communities across the country, Rick has been a keynote speaker and workshop presenter at more than 300 national and state conferences. Rick has spoken on topics including; “Strengthening Adult-Youth Partnerships for Improving School Climate,” “Breaking the Code of Silence,” and “ Building Safer Schools from the ‘Inside-Out.’”