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Summer 2018

JerusalemSummer 2018
August 17, 2018

Pathways Camp Ketura Day 5

The youth started off the day with games that challenged them to see one another in a new light, as they grouped themselves in accordance to their likes and dislikes. They then played an epic battle of rock, paper, scissors. The talent show brought to light some of our campers’…
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JerusalemSummer 2018
August 16, 2018

Pathways Camp Ketura 2018 Day 4

Today’s activities were soothing for both the soul and the environment. The seventh graders started off the day with a relaxing bike ride through Kibbutz Ketura and the nearby date fields. After pool time, the kids geared up for a field trip to Lotan, a nearby eco-kibbutz. Their tour guide,…
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JerusalemSummer 2018
August 15, 2018

Pathways Camp Ketura 2018 Day 3

As you entered the dining hall for breakfast, you could feel the excitement radiating from the kids about today’s destination – Eilat!  We could all feel that today was going to be an incredible adventure. The bus ride there consisted of singing and laughter. The day was filled with fun…
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JerusalemSummer 2018
August 14, 2018

Pathways Camp Ketura 2018: Day 2

The sixth graders rose with the sun this morning for an early morning bike ride through Ketura’s date plantation and the desert’s soft sand dunes. Each kid and staff member on the ride had a chance to jump down the dune, if they dared! Back at Ketura, the rest of…
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Summer 2018
August 12, 2018

International Camp: Day 9

After a week of dialogue and relationship building, our International Camp participants were placed in charge of running religious services for everyone to observe. On day nine, our Muslim and Jewish participants came together and organized Jummah services, as well as Kabbalat Shabbat. Each service was designed to put students…
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Summer 2018
August 11, 2018

International Camp: Day 7 & 8

Stories are passed down for for several reasons – to share histories, to inspire dreams, to memorialize moments…at Kids4Peace, story telling is an important tool that allows each of us to recognize how our experiences influence our role in advocating for justice. Day seven began as with a storytelling workshop…
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Summer 2018
August 9, 2018

International Camp: Day 6

When we consider the number of conflicts that have resolved over time throughout history, community is has its focus. When communities come together, they form inexplicable bonds that allow issues to reach incredible resolutions. That’s exactly what we were exploring on day six of International Camp. As we reached our…
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Summer 2018
August 7, 2018

International Camp: Day 5

We continued our journey at International Camp on day five by taking some time to think about what space do we take up in this world. Our day was split into two parts: traveling down two paths at Hooker Falls in DuPont State Forest and sharing stories and experiences at…
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Summer 2018
August 6, 2018

International Camp: Day 4

“There is a conflict happening everywhere. This is about how you can make a difference in your own community” – Stephanny (K4P counselor), Bogota Conflict comes in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. It takes up different spaces in different rooms. Especially in a room of middle schoolers who experience…
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Summer 2018
August 5, 2018

International Camp: Day 2

Once International Camp participants had a day to get acclimated to the new camp, we started off the second day by framing conversations and action in faith. Our 72 youth are coming from a range of backgrounds from Israel, Palestine and America, and with them they are bringing different practices,…
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Summer 2018
August 3, 2018

International Camp: Day 1

Global Institute may have just ended, but our work doesn’t end there. As our 50 Global Institute alums returned home to put their learned skills and experiences to the test, Kids4Peace was busy getting ready for our batch of 72 Israeli, Palestinian, and American youth for our first ever International…
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Global InstituteJerusalemSummer 2018
July 26, 2018

Global Institute Wrap-Up

“I’ve realized that we can do so much more than we thought we could do, before we got here” – David P., Jewish, Jerusalem 10 days of intense dialogue, workshops, skill building, and new interactions helped form a new wave of young leaders. Our 2018 Global Institute graduates are ready…
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Global InstituteJerusalemSummer 2018
July 18, 2018

Global Institute – Day 10: Service and Graduation

‘With great power comes great responsibility.’ This recognized saying has been at the forefront of conversation throughout the week, as our youth discussed what it means to be a leader and the responsibility and obligation that come with leadership. As the participants accepted their Certificate of Achievement in recognition of…
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Global InstituteJerusalemSummer 2018
July 16, 2018

K4P on Capitol Hill Today – Advocacy for Peace

Today on Capitol Hill, 50 young Israeli, Palestinian and American youth from Kids4Peace are meeting with 40 Republican and Democratic offices in the House and Senate to request US investment in grassroots peacebuilding efforts. As beneficiaries of a FY2015 USAID Conflict Management and Mitigation grant, Jerusalem youth will share the…
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Global InstituteJerusalemSummer 2018
July 15, 2018

Global Institute – Day 6: Our Muslim Family

This morning we were joined by Islamic Society of North America to hear about the Muslim-American community and the work that they do to create change in the US. An issue that ISNA is very passionate about and involved in is climate change. Colin, the representative from ISNA, explained that…
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Global InstituteJerusalemSummer 2018
July 13, 2018

Global Institute – Day 4: Baltimore

Today, we traveled down to Baltimore, where we were joined by youth from Communities United to interact and engage with them. Together, we participate in multiple sessions and tours around Baltimore. Interacting with other youth, who are working towards creating change regarding equality and race in Baltimore, the kids saw…
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Global InstituteJerusalemSummer 2018
July 13, 2018

Global Institute – Day 3: United States Institute of Peace

If one event could fully capture and brilliantly tie together all that our youth have been working on and learning throughout the Global Institute and with Kids4Peace so far, our event today with the US Institute of Peace did just that. The event was comprised of three aspects; a panel,…
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Global InstituteJerusalemSummer 2018
July 11, 2018

Global Institute – Day 2: Public Narrative

Mawish Raza, our very own Communications Manager, started off the morning by leading a workshop on public narrative and the importance of sharing your story. She introduced the workshop by sharing her own story, providing the youth with an example of how one story can inspire others. Mawish emphasized the…
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Global InstituteJerusalemSummer 2018
July 10, 2018

Global Institute – Day 1: Social Entrepreneurship

We kicked of the global institute today and so far it’s been a major success. The morning was spent familiarizing ourselves with one another and discussing guidelines that formed our community agreement; an agreement that will allow our time together to be productive and respectful on all accounts. We took…
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