educating, training, and inspiring Christian, Jewish, and Muslim youth to become interfaith peace leaders
"Interfaith program teaches students to foster peace, calm conflict." The Boston Globe
A Summer of Impact and Action
Kids4Peace Boston teens returned from summer programs "charged up" and committed to their work for peace.This summer, K4PB youth in all 6 grades strengthened and used their peacebuilding skills and had life-changing experiences with their peers from Boston, other US cities, and Jerusalem.
6th and 7th graders came back from K4PB Peace Leader camp ready to continue their work to promote interfaith understanding and coexistence
8th graders, who helped resettle refugees by preparing homes and teaching English during Jerusalem Peacebuilder's service-learning program, are inspired to change the world through service
9th graders, after visiting 14 Congressional offices to promote Israeli-Palestinian peace (read more) during the Kids4Peace Global Institute, are using their new skills to advocate for social change
10th-12th graders, who served as counselors-in-training and interns, are making an impact as peer leaders during K4PB school-year programs.
This inspiring summer concluded with Boston and Jerusalem youth sharing what they learned with more than 100 Christian, Jewish, and Muslim members of the K4PB community during the Celebration of Learning at Temple Beth Avodah in Newton. Click here to read more in the Boston Globe about our summer of coexistence and click here to see photos.
K4PB parents already see the impact of summer peacebuilding programs on their children. They say their teens:
have more self-confidence and are willing to speak up and resolve conflicts
are taking the initiative to work for change in their schools and communities
are inspiring others to work for justice by
writing articles and posting on social media
starting interfaith clubs in their schools
making presentations to their congregations, clubs, and classes
taking on leadership roles in K4PB
K4PB youth are breaking down barriers, promoting tolerance and interfaith understanding among peers and adults, and are using their skills to work for peace in their communities.
Thank youto all of our donors, Board members, volunteers, partners, and families who helped make this summer possible for our youth! Together, Peace is Possible!