PeaceBuilders, an initiative to bring kids from Newtown together in community service and fun activities, is preparing to launch on March 17. Helping kids become more resilient after the tragedy of 12/14 is a priority of the group.
PeaceBuilders will engage kids from 11 to 14 years old in a transformation process to help them become compassionate global citizens building a culture of peace.
The group asserts that part of resilience is acquiring understanding of how diversity strengthens a community. PeaceBuilders, its organizers say, will get kids involved in service activities that develop character and bring out the best qualities in one another. Learning how these best qualities are present in every culture, religion and people helps prevent prejudice and promotes an active understanding of our common humanity.
The group’s first session will be on Sunday, March 17, from 1 - 3 pm at the Newtown Youth Academy Conference Room.
Space is limited. For more information or to register, please contact Rachel Lattin-el Safty at firstname.lastname@example.org.