The Kids4Peace Boston Interfaith Peace Leader Program
Kids4Peace Boston offers a year-round Peace Leader Program for Jewish, Christian, and Muslim middle and high school youth (grades 6 – 12) from many different Boston-area communities. Through intensive summer programs and monthly school year activities, we equip young leaders with the knowledge, skills, and relationships they need to bridge divides, promote understanding, and take action for peace and social justice in Boston and beyond.
Current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from the Greater Boston Area can begin their Kids4Peace journey by participating in a week-long overnight Peace Leader Summer Camp in New Hampshire. This diverse group of K4PB campers not only builds 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. After camp, all are invited to join the K4PB Peace Leader School Year program. Youth who are unable to come to camp are welcome to participate during the school year as well.
During the Peace Leader School Year Program (for current 7th – 12th graders), youth gather monthly for leadership skill-building workshops, overnights, community service and advocacy 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 addition to the K4PB Peace Leader Summer Camp, older K4PB youth can take part in summer leadership training programs (by grade-level) including a service learning program, a global leadership training institute, and counselor training opportunities. Some of these summer experiences help K4PB teens develop a global perspective on peace and social justice through interactions with peers from other cities in the U.S. and with Palestinian and Israeli youth.
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 peace with the larger Boston community. Interested in having K4PB teens lead a workshop for your class or youth group or discovering other ways to get involved? Find more information here.
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.