In 2001, One Common Unity launched the “Circle of Life” Tour. Over the course of 3 years we provided high impact programming in multiple high schools, middle schools and elementary schools throughout the D.C. Metro area. This program was organized as a response to a city-wide call to support grieving students after the loss of classmates to gun violence. The “Circle of Life” engaged thousands of students in interactive exercises for the purpose of developing awareness and understanding their potential for Peace. This was done through school-wide assemblies, after-school programming, open mic/ youth speak outs, teacher trainings, and in-class workshops. The prevalent themes of the Tour were the interconnectedness and interdependency of all life, and learning to maintain emotional wellness by channeling your creativity through traditional deep breathing and meditation techniques.