Mission: "Encourage and equip children of all ages to develop peacemaking skills that enrich their lives and those around them." By providing a fun, safe, educational learning environment, we hope to eliminate violence in schools and communities, encourage children to discover their gifts and talents, equip them with skills needed to recognize harmful behaviors, and empower them to make better choices that develop good morals and values and enrich their lives.
Results: Every child that has experienced the peace programs as come away with improved skills for making better choices and developed peacemaking skills. From the youngest to the oldest they have learned that they can make a difference in their world and environment. We have proven pre and post tests that show statistics, but we prefer to look at the observable improvements in attitude and behavior changes.
Target demographics: children make better choices, deal with bullies, conflict management, self worth, getting along with others, protecting the environment.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1000 children and their families
Geographic areas served: Missouri
Programs: Peace Mobile which is a mobile classroom focused on developing good peacemaking skills.
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As a former school counselor I taught peacemaking skills. This organization's activities have great worth for the communities which have experienced any of the varied programs. Art is a wonderful means of self expression. Often a child/person can freely share emotions through art that may be difficult to impossible to express any other way.
I personally give thank for the work done by the Childrens Peace Center and look forward to many more people being blessed through it.