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Valencia practices what they preach

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Krystal Spring Fling

Krystal Pherai is a true example of putting your money where your mouth is! Krystal – Staff Assistant at Valencia College’s Peace and Justice Initiative (PJI) and Coordinator of the PJI Ambassadors since 2011 – took a course in the College’s Peace studies curriculum four years ago and got hooked on the message and goals of the Initiative. She got so hooked, in fact, that although she’s now a UCF student, Krystal still holds her position at Valencia and is quite passionate about it!

“I think it’s beautiful how inclusive our program is,” explains Krystal. “I love feeling that my voice is valued and I know I won’t be judged. We have 13 principles for how we treat each other; and I know the group practices what we preach.”

With PJI’s aim of nurturing “an inclusive, caring and respectful environment…” and a mission that includes “Making a difference…” and “honor…

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