GATEWAY TO PEACE MUSEUM INC

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 8312 Natural Bridge Rd St Louis MO 63121 USA

Mission: To enrich the lives of children through the pursuit of peace for all.
Results: Evaluations have shown that just a 50-minute session in the Peace Museum expands a child's concept of peace by 65% on average. Evaluations have also shown that following a Peace Museum visit, over 95% of children plan to do at least one activity to promote peace in their communities.
Target demographics: children in kindergarten through fifth grade and their families
Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,000 children
Geographic areas served: Missouri and Illinois

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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Sandy Paschall and I have volunteered several times for the Peace Museum. It is always a lot of fun working with the children and helping them learn peaceful ways to make this a better place to live. The museum is always willing to customize the activities to suit the group.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Jindra Stodola. I am a counselor at Keeven Elementary School in Hazelwood School District. Keeven Elementary students have been enjoying Peace Museum activites for many years. First only a few representatives from Keeven attended Peace Days at the Science Center; however, for the last four years, all Keeven students have the opportunity to actively participate in activities right at Keeven school during our annual Peace Day. Students learn how to be peaceful with each other, how to understand and respect our difference, how to be peaceful in our communities, how to take care of the environment and how to promote peace in the world. Keeven students and staff are very grateful to have the option of this experience!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am the art therapist at Edgewood Children's Center. This summer was our first experience hosting the Peace Museum and it was a huge success!! The students LOVED all of the activities and, four months later, students are still talking about it and asking when we'll have it back again! Julia Paul is wonderful to work with, very flexible and accomodating to our school's unique needs. We have initiated an anti-bullying campaign and a Peacemakers group in the school and the Peace Museum was a wondeful compliment to and inspiration for these programs. In an agency and in a school where special programs and projects are incredibly scarce due to lack of funding, the fact that the Peace Museum was offered to us at all and FREE OF CHARGE was an incredible gift to us. We look forward to hosting this program again this year (fingers crossed!) and are continually spreading the word about what a great opportunity Gateway To Peace Museum is for our children and our community!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Somewhat badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Christa Warner, and I am the principal of Cold Water Elementary School in the Hazelwood School District. The Peace Museum has come to our school for the past 3 years. It has been a wonderful opportunity for our students to develop a deeper understanding of Peace in our school, community and world through hands-on and interactive activities. We look forward to having them back again this school year.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Christy Toben and I serve as principal of Marian Middle School (www.mms-stl.org). Our mission is to serve young women (grades 5-8) whose families couldn't other access faith-based, high quality education. We've worked with the Peace Museum for the past two year. Their innovative, thoughtful activities are wonderful to teach our students an awareness of social issues and also to help them build positive relationships with each other.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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