Text of Overview of PeaceJam’s Service-Learning Programs Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 6 Times
Overview of PeaceJams Service-Learning Programs Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 6 Times
CONTACT INFORMATION Kate Cumbo, Ph.D. Director of Programs PeaceJam Foundation 11200 Ralston Road Arvada, CO 80004 email@example.com Phone: 303-455-2099 Kate Cumbo, PhD Leilani Russell
PeaceJams Invitation to the American International Schools On behalf of the PeaceJam Foundation and its board of 12 Nobel Peace Laureates, we invite educators, staff, parents and students in the International Schools network to join PeaceJam and be part of the most transformational youth program in the world! International Schools in Norway, Brazil and Bangladesh are already implementing PeaceJam Programs with their students because the three pillars of PeaceJam - Education, Inspiration, and Action align with the goal of creating globally engaged citizens. We invite you to participate in one of our online trainings and to bring a group of students to one of our many PeaceJam Youth Conferences hosted around the globe, giving your students the opportunity to interact personally with a Nobel Peace Laureate. This document provides information and resources to help you get started! Sincerely, Kate Cumbo, PhD, Director of Programs
PeaceJam Website The PeaceJam Foundation has a state of the art, social action website to help teachers and youth create lasting change within themselves, their communities, and the world. Just go to www.peacejam.org to get access to:www.peacejam.org Online Trainings for PeaceJam Curricular Programs PeaceJams Service-Learning Global Call to Action Campaign Events Page featuring PeaceJam Youth Conferences Meet the Nobel Peace Laureate Photo and video Gallery Newsblogs & Message Boards Links to the website are embedded throughout this PowerPoint Join and start interacting with youth from around the world PeaceJam participants at PeaceJam Conference
The PeaceJam Foundation PeaceJam is an international educational program built around leading Nobel Peace Prize Laureates who work personally with youth to pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody. Nobel Peace Laureates Rigoberta Mench Tum and the Dalai Lama PeaceJam has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 6 times!
Our Mission The mission of PeaceJam is to create young leaders who are committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world through the inspiration of 12 Nobel Peace Laureates. PeaceJam Founders Dawn Engle & Ivan Suvanjieff PeaceJam is the most transformational program for young people in the world! ~ Rigoberta Menchu Tum
Members of the PeaceJam Foundation The Dalai Lama Archbishop Desmond Tutu Aung San Suu Kyi Shirin Ebadi Betty Williams Adolfo Prez Esquivel President Oscar Arias Miread Corrigan Maguire Jody Williams Sir Joseph Rotblat Rigoberta Mench Tum Jos Ramos-Horta Click Here to Learn More About the Nobel Peace Laureates (right click on link and open hyperlink)
Ivan Suvanjieff conceived of the idea for PeaceJam in the summer of 1994 when talking to some gang members from his neighborhood in North Denver. Suvanjieff realized the power of connecting disaffected youth with Nobel Peace Laureates, as new role models for positive change. His colleague, Dawn Engle, had met the Dalai Lama during her years of working for the U.S. Congress. Engle and Suvanjieff were granted an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who liked the idea. Watch Dawn & Ivan Tell the PeaceJam Story (right click on link and open hyperlink) The PeaceJam Story
The Need: Youth in Crisis Most youth do not identify themselves as people who can generate greatness in the world. Our young people are plagued with overwhelming feelings of hopelessness and powerlessness. These feelings are universal and transcend racial, political and economic boundaries. For Example: 37% of high schools and 30% of middle schools nationwide report disciplinary problems due to gang activity. Bullying in schools has increased from 1999 to 2003 with 43% of middle schools reporting disciplinary problems due to bullying. 33% of youth reported being in a physical fight one or more times in the past 12 months. 20% of Africa American youth and 22% of Hispanic youth report feeling afraid at school or on the way to school. (U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics; Center for Disease Control) The PeaceJam Foundation was founded in 1996 in Denver, Colorado to address these needs.
PeaceJam Facts Over 600,000 youth worldwide have participated in PeaceJam programs. Through the PeaceJam program, more than one million new service projects have been developed and implemented. Each student has had an average of 45.5 contact hours with their teacher, mentor, community leader, or PeaceJam staff member. 60% of high school age participants attend a PeaceJam Youth Conference with a Nobel Peace Laureate and 35% have a personal interaction with the Laureate. Thousands of new volunteer opportunities for youth have been created worldwide.
PeaceJam International PeaceJam has Affiliates across the United States and 7 Affiliates around the world including: India, Guatemala, Costa Rica, South Africa, United Kingdom, East Timor, and Argentina. Find the PeaceJam Affiliate Nearest You: View Interactive Affiliate Map (right click on link and open hyperlink)
PeaceJam is the only organization in the world which has so many Nobel Peace Laureates working together long-term for a common cause - our youth. What makes PeaceJam Special?
Central Pillars of PeaceJam Programs Education: K-12 Curricular programs Inspiration: Nobel Peace Laureates Action: Global Call to Action
PeaceJam Foundation has five innovative curricular programs for youth from kindergarten through college. PeaceJam Juniors PeaceJam Scholars PeaceJam Ambassadors Juvenile Justice PeaceJam Leaders Click Here to Learn Go To PeaceJam's Education Homepage (right click on link and open hyperlink)
PeaceJam Juniors: PeaceJam Juniors is a standards-based curriculum for ages 5-11 that explores the childhood stories of 12 Nobel Peace Laureates and the character traits they embody. Students study the personal experiences of these amazing world leaders and then engage in service-learning projects that address needs in their local community. As a result, students gain academic and social skills including leadership, conflict resolution, problem solving, and character development. PeaceJam Juniors students dressed as the Dalai Lama and presenting to senior citizens Click Here for A Sample Chapter (right click and open hyperlink)
PeaceJam Leaders: The PeaceJam Leaders Program is a new standards-based curriculum for young people between the ages of 11 and 14. It explores the adolescent stories of 12 Nobel Peace Laureates and the strategies they used to overcome problems in their lives and their communities. Through this age-appropriate curriculum, youth explore their own identities and reexamine the choices they make including their role models and peer groups to which they belong. Youth also develop leadership and problem- solving skills while engaging in service-learning activities that address local needs. PeaceJammers in South Africa Click Here to Read a Sample Leaders Chapter (right click link and open hyperlink)
PeaceJam Ambassadors: The PeaceJam Ambassadors Program is designed for youth ages 14-19 and explores issues related to peace, violence, social justice and oppression. Youth study the lives and work of 12 Nobel Peace Laureates and the strategies they use to address pressing global issues. Participating youth create and implement their own Global Call to Action Projects, becoming creative leaders who are committed to solving the most difficult problems facing our world. The program also includes an annual PeaceJam Youth Conference where youth spend a weekend with a Nobel Peace Laureate giving them an unprecedented opportunity to share with, learn from, and be inspired by a world leader for peace. Click Here for a Sample Ambassadors Chapter (right click and open hyperlink)
PeaceJam Juvenile Justice: The PeaceJam Juvenile Justice Program is designed for incarcerated youth and youth recently released from the juvenile justice system. This curriculum addresses issues of gangs, drugs and alcohol, domestic violence, property theft and other risky behaviors. Participants develop skills in the areas of civic responsibility, reconciliation and leadership while being challenged to rewrite their life stories, reevaluate their role models and learn the power of peace.
PeaceJam Youth Conferences Desmond Tutu with MC Rudy Balles PeaceJam Youth Engaged in Team Building High school and college age youth in PeaceJam have the opportunity to participate in annual two-day PeaceJam Youth Conferences with a Nobel Peace Laureate in their region of the country or the world! Participants hear the Laureate speak and get to ask questions, attend workshops, present their GCA projects to the Laureate, and work side by side with the Laureate on a service project hosted by the local community. Watch Video on PeaceJam Conference (right click on link and open hyperlink)