The Peaceful Village Program, begun in 2009, is an educational process facilitated by MSIP as an embodiment of its mission in action. TPV is centred in a human rights and social justice framework. The comprehensive program includes academic, social and financial supports (scholarships) for youth, particularly newcomer youth (ages 12-21) through various strategies. The Peaceful Village currently includes 600+ youth and their families. 4 Villages are located within schools (Gordon Bell High School, Hugh John MacDonald, Glenlawn Collegiate and Fort Richmond Collegiate and Acadia Junior High School) and 1 village is located at the Community Site at 357 Bannatyne Ave. The Community Site draws from schools all over the city (Sisler, Grant Park, Miles MacDonell etc.) and is open on Saturday, school breaks and in the summer.