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Israeli Visionary, Chaim Peri, To Receive Honorary Doctorate from Brandeis University
Friends of Yemin Orde is pleased to announce that visionary educator, Dr. Chaim Peri, will receive an honorary doctorate degree from Brandeis University at its May, 2013, commencement ceremonies in Waltham, MA.
Friends of Yemin Orde is the U.S.-based fundraising arm of Yemin Orde Youth Village and Yemin Orde Educational Initiatives. Yemin Orde provides a home, a safe haven and an education to hundreds of Israel’s at-risk youth from around the world; YOEI is an independent entity created in 2006 to spread the successful educational methodology implemented at Yemin Orde to other youth villages and schools in Israel. Visit http://yeminorde.org , email mailto:info@
Dr. Peri is internationally-
At the urging of Israel’s government, Peri launched Yemin Orde Educational Initiatives, an independent educational project aimed at rejuvenating youth villages and schools throughout Israel, based on the Village Way methodology developed at Yemin Orde. YOEI provides teacher training, workshops and interventions to other schools for at-risk youth and therapeutic residential facilities, thereby helping even more of Israel’s vulnerable youth. By 2017, YOEI will be partnered with a total of five therapeutic residential communities and ten schools for at-risk youth in Israel. Today, YOEI and its resources are credited with transforming education for at-risk youth in Israel.
In addition to his work at Yemin Orde, Dr. Peri also established the Shvut Am Institute, located at Yemin Orde, which addresses the identity conflicts of adolescent immigrants and founded the Yemin Orde Mechina, Israel’s only pre-military leadership program designed specifically for immigrant youth. He is also the author of numerous articles and two books about his unique approach to education: “Reclaiming Adolescents”
Dr. Peri holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bar Ilan University in Israel, a Masters degree from Columbia University in New York, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of London.