Last month, we covered the first post-Covid graduation ceremony of the Guiding Rage Into Power program, commonly known as GRIP.
The graduation was a two-day event attended by a number of notables from across California, including a state senator, folks from CDCR headquarters, and friends and families of graduates, all of whom gathered to witness and celebrate students’ new roles as Peace Makers.
This month, we highlight the graduates themselves for their unflagging dedication, hard work, and sincere commitment to change.
The deadly coronavirus pandemic and repeated quarantine lockdowns turned the normally one-year program into a two-and-a-half-year ordeal. These Peace Makers never gave up, but rather found a welcome challenge and opportunities for deeper personal reflection in the extended periods of isolation.