The Kids4Peace Boston Peace Leader Program
Kids4Peace Boston offers an integrated, year-round, six-year Peace Leader Program for middle and high school youth from many different Boston-area communities. Through a six-year sequence of intensive summer programs and monthly school year activities, we equip young leaders with the knowledge, skills and relationships to promote coexistence, advocate for social justice, and take action for peace in Boston and beyond.
Currently, Boston-area rising 7th and 8th graders begin their Kids4Peace journey by participating in the week-long Peace Leader Summer Camp in New Hampshire. This diverse group of K4PB campers not only build community by living together, they also learn skills for solving the kinds of problems that keep people in Boston and around the world from understanding one another.
The Peace Leader School Year Program enables lessons learned during the first summer of camp to take root back at home. Over the next six years, youth who were at camp together at the age of 12 and 13 gather monthly for skill-building workshops, overnights, community service projects, and outreach activities. There are separate programs geared to the interests and abilities of those in middle school and those in high school.
In subsequent summers, K4PB youth have the chance to take part in additional summer leadership training programs (by grade-level) including overnight camps, urban service learning, a global leadership training institute, and counselor training opportunities. Many of these summer experiences help K4PB teens develop a global perspective on peace through interactions with peers from other cities in the U.S. and with Palestinian and Israeli youth. Each summer, Kids4Peace Boston proudly hosts Israeli and Palestinian youth from Kids4Peace Jerusalem for programs in the Boston area that enable these youth to strengthen and put their peacebuilding skills into action.
Community outreach programs, led by K4PB youth, for local congregations, Boston-area schools, and other organizations, enable participants to use their skills to promote interfaith understanding and share their message of coexistence and tolerance with the larger Boston community. Interested in having K4PB teens lead a workshop for your class or youth group? Click here for more information.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the Peace Leader Program or if you are interested in having Kids4Peace Boston youth lead a program for your organization.