Interfaith Youth Action

Together forward for a better world


 

Kids4Peace Boston offers a year-round Peace Leader Program focused on the peace building aspirations of middle and high school youth from many different communities throughout the Boston-area.

Among interfaith and peace building organizations, Kids4Peace Boston is distinctive in several important ways:

Youth may join K4PB programs as early as age 12 (during the summer before 7th grade) and continue to participate throughout the rest of middle school and high school, encompassing important years when youth define their personal identity, values, and sense of justice.

During their time in K4PB, youth foster relationships across boundaries, gain and use peace leadership skills, develop global and local insights on peace and justice, build an appreciation for the faiths of others, and have fun together!

K4PB builds bridges among a diverse group of youth, families, and communities. Boston-area participants represent a wide spectrum of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish religious practices, urban and suburban neighborhoods, ethnic backgrounds, races, and income levels.

During monthly school-year experiential learning activities and 1-2 week immersive summer programs, participants actively learn, apply, and improvetheir leadership skills. 

During high school, some of the summer opportunities, enable K4PB teens to develop a broader perspective on peace and justice through interactions with Israeli and Palestinian peers. Together, they learn how faith can nurture peace and how they can take action to promote understanding.

Every year 6th, 7th, & 8th graders join together for a week of summer camp fun (swimming, boating, sports, hiking, arts and crafts and more) on the shores of a crystal-clear lake in the mountains of New Hampshire.

  • Lead the annual K4PB Day of Action, dedicated to fostering change through advocacy and dialogue
  • Conduct workshops that promote interfaith understanding for youth at local temples, mosques, churches, and schools
  • Stand up for tolerance and diversity in their schools and communities and resolving real-life conflicts that arise around them
  • Engage in service projects in their towns and neighborhoods

Kids4Peace Boston is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization that collaborates with many partners including Kids4Peace International (Kids4Peace Jerusalem and other American Chapters), Jerusalem Peacebuilders, the American Youth Foundation, and many local churches, mosques, and temples.

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