Kids for Peace

Rating: 5 stars   41 reviews

Issues: International

Location: 1302 Pine Avenue Carlsbad CA 92008 USA

Mission: To cultivate every child's innate ability to foster peace through cross-cultural experiences and hand-on arts, service and environmental projects.
Target demographics: children
Direct beneficiaries per year: 550,000 children.
Geographic areas served: Worldwide
Programs: The Great Kindness Challenge, Global Friends, Community Builders, Artists in Action, and Eco Kids
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Kids for Peace guides children by fueling their leadership potential, kindness of spirit, and general good will toward their fellow boys and girls through an advocacy for understanding and caring. We can all live in a more peaceful world following the guidelines of the Kids for Peace pledge. Students at our school and surrounding schools have participated in The Great Kindness Challenge multiple years, developed student-led non-profits and shared their skills for understanding with younger children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Extend personal invitations to other organizations beyond schools- scouting, church groups etc.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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"We are Kids for Peace kids so we should play the video game in non violent mode." I overheard my grandson say this to a friend and had tears of joy!! My 3 grandchildren, including two high energy 10 yo boys and a 13 yo girl have been members of Kids For Peace for 7 years. Through their activities with this tremendous nonprofit, they have developed compassion, tolerance, environmental and cultural awareness and the desire to serve.They always seem to enjoy the activities, whether public speaking, community service or creating art. Though they have their naughty moments, they frequently remember the lines of the Peace Pledge and gracefully shift gears to peaceful mode. Kids For Peace has been an answer to prayer when it comes to growth and character development for my grandchildren. I feel so very blessed that they are involved.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage even more interaction with persons of different cultures and religions.So valuable .

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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My children have participated in the organization for approximately two years. My children range in age from 9 to 13 years. They are each eager to participate in the organizations activities because children are given a major role in the planning and execution of projects. I believe that the program gives participants a global awareness while positively impacting the community.

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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It is very important to find a non-profit that really benefits your community and has a cause that you truly can believe in. As I scoured the internet for non-profits in my area I found many that did great things, but I was looking for something that would allow me to really get involved and would allow me to directly see the progress and impact of my work. When I found Kids for Peace it seemed like I finally found what I was looking for. I called Jill who is the Executive Director and was immediately accepted into a wonderful group of volunteers. Throughout the next couple of months I gradually became more involved in the organization and aided in planning events and working with the children. The idea that I can impact the development of a child in a positive way and improve their interaction with the world through my volunteer work is very rewarding. I will and continue to stand behind Kids for Peace and am a firm believer that their message kindness, peace, and tolerance are essential in improving our youth!

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?

2013

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The other day I picked up my 5 year old twins from school and on the way home they asked "Is there a weapon that could cut the world in two?". After pausing for a few seconds, I answered "Yes, there are weapons that if countries use enough of them, they could literally cut the world in two. That's why we are called to love others, because when we love each other and live in peace, then something like that would NEVER happen." This brief dialog illustrates why I support Kids For Peace, an organization which allows children a voice to love others and our world with their special hearts and hands.

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?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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I have volunteered with Kids for Peace since January 2013 and it has been a wonderful experience having the chance to work with so many great people and all the kids. Kids for peace works really hard to bring peace, awareness, fun and lots of smiles to so many kids, schools, and all their families. When I first started with them I was surprised to hear that they have chapters all over the country and even in multiple countries. It is truly a wonderful company and I am proud to be volunteering for a company that brings so many smiles, laughter and joy to kids around the world.

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?

2013

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This year my high school participated in The Great Kindness Challenge, one of Kids for Peace's events. The challenge promoted respect, kindness, and peace in my school and overall made many people much happier to go to school. I am very greatful I was able to participate in The Great Kindness Challenge. I plan to spend much more time working with Kids for Peace.

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?

2013

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I am 10 years old and have been a part of kids for peace for 2 years. I love learning about different places and making friends from all around the world. At kids for peace meetings we learn about different places and make peace packs. Then we send the peace packs to kids in other places in the world. I have a lot of fun with kids for peace.

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?

2013

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2 people found this review helpful

I am a 14-year-old girl who has been working with Kids for Peace since I was 7. In the past 7 years I have had the privelegde to volunteer with this wonderful group. With this group, I know I am changing the world for the better. I thank Kids for Peace for allowing me to go to Africa, Mexico, and across the United States meeting children and creating peace. I would encourage all children and adults to become a part of Kids for Peace. You won't regret it!

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?

2013

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4 people found this review helpful

I am a 5th grade elementary school teacher and every student in my class is a Kids for Peace student. I am convinced that this program transforms students from rebellious and non compliant students to kind and gentle citizens. I have seen it work!!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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