As the Co-Founder of Soul Shoppe, Vicki Abadesco brings 30 years of experience as an educator teaching life skills and conflict resolution tools to young people and adults. Soul Shoppe's mission is to create safe learning environments that bring forth a culture of compassion, connection and curiosity—eliminating bullying at the roots. Soul Shoppe's innovative, interactive and highly effective programs give the entire school community an EXPERIENCE of empathy, transforming not only our behaviors, but the very ways we see each other. Soul Shoppe programs support kids by giving conflict resolution tools that allow them to support each other as allies.
Vicki is known for creating fun and safe environments where everyone is free to be. She is a fellow for the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT, author of “Free to Be,” “Leadership: Truth or Dare” and “Mentor Magic” activity cards, and co-author of “Cool Tools for Schools” an interactive curricula guide for teachers.
Vicki is excited to bring her expertise to the Stepping Stones village.