Across religion, across culture, across difference of opinion, Kids4Peace youth leaders are coming together to take action in their communities. Together we are more powerful. Together we have more resources. Together our individual actions create momentum for change.
Over the years our youth continue to come back. From 12 to 18 years old, these youth are still here. They have hope and they continue to take action to create more just, more equitable, more peaceful communities that they dream of seeing in our world.
Together we have built a global movement. Your actions mean that the possibilities for change are endless.
Desmond joined Kids4Peace Seattle in August 2016 when he was 12 years old. Now, as a 15 year old sophomore in high school, Desmond continues to use his voice to fight for the change he wants to see in the world. From speaking at rallies, to educating his peers through conversation and social media, Desmond knows the power of his voice.
“It’s not just about what we do in the program. It’s about what we do when we go back to our communities.”Desmond
Omar joined Kids4Peace in Jerusalem as a 12 year old sixth grader. In all of his years in Kids4Peace, he has brought humor, wisdom, and deep reflection to his conversation and action. Today, Omar is a senior in high school and is preparing for college and beyond.
“When I think of the future I feel stubborn optimism, with desire to better the lives of my people.”Omar
Catie joined Kids4Peace as a 12 year old in Vermont and continues to participate now as a junior in high school. Through her years in the program, from her first visit to a mosque to her work now as a public speaker and activist, she has always deeply believed in the power of each individual, and the collective power we hold together.
“When people are apathetic we have to empower them to care, to know that they do matter, and that when one person is being hurt we are all being hurt. We have to tell them don’t give up, and you have the potential to really make a difference!”Catie