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Thursday, 07 June 2012 13:49

San Leandro High School has been awarded a Promising Practice Award from the Character Education Partnership  for 2012 – a second year in a row.

The award was won by the San Leandro Academy for Multimedia (SLAM) Fast for Nonviolence. San Leandro High School was one of only two California schools to win this national distinction.

SLAM is a three-year academy. The program teaches multimedia skills such as digital photography, animation, web design, video production, 3D graphics, and special effects.

Every year, the students at implement principles of non-violence, as practiced by civil rights leaders during an annual Season of Service, Period of Peace.

The Season of Service is a 10-week school effort where a number of different groups promote peace and non-violence. During the Season of Service, SLAM students embark on a rolling fast that commemorates Cesar Chavez’ 1968 Fast for Non-Violence.