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June 14, 2018

I Can Make Change Happen

Speech given by Alex, a 9th grade participant in Kids4Peace Seattle, at Inspiring Hope, The Kids4Peace Seattle Annual Benefit. My name is Alex. I am a 9th grade Christian, and am in my 4th year at Kids4Peace. Alex and Monica during our Fall Retreat. I joined Kids4Peace because I was going to a…
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Seattle
June 7, 2018

Sparking Change In My Community

Speech given by Lia, a 10th grade participant in Kids4Peace Seattle, at Inspiring Hope, The Kids4Peace Seattle Annual Benefit. Hi my name is Lia, I’m Jewish and in 10th grade. I’ve only been a part of K4P for one year, but it has already become such an important part of my life.…
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Seattle
May 31, 2018

Time Differences and Supportive Communities

Speech given by Frieda, a 10th grade participant in Kids4Peace Seattle, at Inspiring Hope, The Kids4Peace Seattle Annual Benefit. Hello my name is Frieda, I am in 10th grade and have been a part of Kids4Peace for 5 years. Kids4Peace is a huge part of my life. It has given me a…
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Seattle
May 24, 2018

Family, Activism, and Stroopwafels

Speech given by Evan, a 9th grade participant in Kids4Peace Seattle, at Inspiring Hope, The Kids4Peace Seattle Annual Benefit. My name is Evan, and I’m a 9th grader in the Kids4Peace program. I’ve been in Kids4Peace for 4 years now, and I’ve been exposed to many things I never would have experienced…
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Seattle
May 17, 2018

Welcoming, Connection, and Kindness

Speech given by Jacob, a 10th grade participant in Kids4Peace Seattle, at Inspiring Hope, The Kids4Peace Seattle Annual Benefit. CLICK HERE to read the first part of this story, as told by Jacob’s friend Risa (another Kids4Peace Seattle youth participant). Hello, my name is Jacob, and this will be my third summer with…
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Seattle
May 10, 2018

Small Actions, Huge Impacts, and Life-Long Relationships

Speech given by Risa Wagner, a 9th grade participant in Kids4Peace Seattle, at Inspiring Hope, The Kids4Peace Seattle Annual Benefit. Kids4Peace is a youth group where we have the opportunity to learn about other perspectives and participate in interfaith programs. One of my favorite parts of Kids4Peace is how we are able to…
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Seattle
May 3, 2018

History Has Its Eyes On Us

By: Jordan Goldwarg, Kids4Peace Seattle Chapter Director Remarks from Inspiring Hope, Our Kids4Peace Seattle Annual Benefit Last month, I had the opportunity to visit our Kids4Peace chapter in Lyon, France, and while I was there, someone asked me what it is like to be living in the United States right now,…
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Seattle
February 8, 2018

Eating Together, and Being Heard: A Kids4Peace Dialogue Dinner

by Sara McArdle, Kids4Peace Seattle Chapter Board Chair On Friday, January 26, I had the pleasure of hosting my second-ever “Dialogue Dinner” in support of Kids4Peace Seattle. As a board member, one of the things that we’re invited to do (and I happily oblige!) is host an intimate fund- and/or…
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Seattle
January 24, 2018

Seattle Speaks Up on MLK Jr Day

On January 14th, 80 youth from the greater Seattle area gathered for a workshop called “Make Your Voice Heard”.  It was the day before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, drawing inspiration from King to empower youth to speak up about issues they care about. The first part of the event was…
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Seattle
November 2, 2017

Introducing Team Oppily, a Kids4Peace Giving Circle

by Jordan Goldwarg, Kids4Peace Director of Chapter Development On Saturday, October 28, a group of friends gathered in a home in Seattle for dinner. They came together for a facilitated discussion about this question: What is one thing that is frustrating you right now about our city/country/world? What in your…
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November 26, 2016

Solidarity in Seattle

by Jordan Goldwarg, Northwest Regional Director In my life, I don’t think I have ever had the experience of an unknown grown man hugging me while breaking down in tears. Today, it happened twice. These have been an intense, emotional few weeks in the United States. To add to the…
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October 8, 2016

Rosetta stones, ocarinas, and a whole lot of Kids4Peace Magic!

“It’s like these charts are Rosetta Stones for our identities.” So said one of the participants at the Kids4Peace Seattle fall retreat. We had just completed an activity in which every participant created an Identity Chart. These charts contain words, phrases, and images that convey the way we see our…
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May 12, 2016

Finding Common Ground in Seattle

by Jordan Goldwarg, Northwest Regional Director On Sunday, May 8, Kids4Peace Seattle held its first joint activity with students at Noor Academy, the Sunday school of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound. Over the course of three hours, our youth began the process of getting to know each other through…
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April 29, 2016

Speaking Up for What’s Right

By Jordan Goldwarg, Northwest Regional Director In Kids4Peace, we encourage our youth to be leaders, and one powerful way of exercising leadership is by speaking up for what you believe in. This is especially powerful when you speak up on behalf of another group. We called this being an upstander (as…
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April 14, 2016

May Marathons4Peace

    Peacebuilding is a marathon. Our brave young peacebuilders in Jerusalem and the United States spend six years in Kids4Peace, building the skills and community they need to help heal our divided societies. This May, two Kids4Peace staff members will be running literal marathons to raise money for this…
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BlogCampSeattle
August 10, 2015

“All we need is here…”

by Dagan, Jerusalem Jewish Advisor, Seattle Camp “All we need is here…” This chant (led by our Christian faith advisor Malcolm) has become one of our camp’s many anthems.  I found myself contemplating the meaning of these simple words, and would like to share my thoughts with you on this blog…
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August 7, 2015

Giving Thanks in Seattle

by Emily Holm, Kids4Peace Intern Eagerly awaiting our kids, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. After a record-breaking Northwest heat wave, it seemed as though the sky gave a sigh of relief on August 5th, bringing forth clouds, sprinkles of rain, and the perfect cool breeze for moving heavy suitcases into new…
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April 16, 2015

Alex | “A rational and compassionate answer”

Alex Milkie has always had connections to the Middle East. His family originally came from the Middle East, modern day Syria and Lebenon. Though he was raised  in the United States by a Catholic mother and an Orthodox Christian father, Alex explained that “no one spoke Arabic but we had…
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March 26, 2015

What if Trading Cards Could Change the World?

How can we take the message of Kids4Peace and bring it to a larger audience? How can games and competition be used to build empathy? Can trading cards really change the world? On March 22, the youth of Kids4Peace Seattle thought about all of these questions and more. For our…
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