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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Children's Museums

Mission: Promote models of justice and peacemaking, link and facilitate dialogue between peace organizations, promote peace education and children's peace museum, advocate peace thru action.

Programs: Children's peace pavilion - peace museum - provides comprehensive education with hands-on inquiry based peace exhibits. The museum served 2,692 guests this year, primarily fromelementary schools, day care centers, and scout troops in the greater kansas city area.

website facebook page twitter account - the focus of the organization is to provide a forum for intern placement,connecting organizations, and helping people find organizations they can connect with for peace and environmentalactivity participation. It also provides a place to post events and news about their organizations. Website domain reserved for future use as site to make educational materials and ideas available to organizationsand individuals interested in peacemaking activities and classes.

second step bullying program curriculum was purchased and will be taught to groups in public and private schools, preschools, head start programs, scout troops, families and other community groups

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Peace Pavilion is a wonderful place of learning. Big smiles instantly come on the faces of the young people as they open the door. It is a great place to learn the skills for everyday peace making.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful interactive museum for children to learn peacemaking skills.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I used to go to the Peace Pavilion as a child and always loved all of the activities (such as making masks and peace in different language crayon rubbings). Even now in my 20s I will visit with my friends and remember some of the fun times we had learning about peace. You're never too old to learn about peace!

I can't wait to take my children there in the future, because they are such an incredible program with incredible staff and volunteers.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Children lucky enough to visit the Peace Pavilion in Independence, MO, don’t just have fun – they learn that they have the power to make peace possible in their homes, schools, and world. Through activities that encourage understanding among cultures and our world, children learn how to recognize the needs of others and promote peaceful relationships that embrace the diversity and uniqueness of creation. Designed for preschool and elementary children, it provides ideas not only for learning, but for the challenges of daily life; lessons that instill caring which can last a lifetime.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Eyes pop open and excitement builds as children enter a world of exploration and learning. An artificial tree standing 8 feet tall greets them as they scan the opportunities in this space. Games and interactive experiences that teach skills in Peace for Me, Peace for Us, Peace for Everyone, and Peace for the Planet lead them into a deeper understanding of the world in which they live. Stop! Think! Peace! puppets emphasize a practical way to face and solve conflict. I have seen new understanding on the faces of so many children as I have volunteered as a docent. What a critical and essential resource for our community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Peace Pavilion is a unique interactive children’s museum designed to teach the concepts of peace through creative, fun, child-centered learning activities. Every element in the museum is designed to empower children to incorporate peacemaking skills into their everyday lives. Our current outreach is primarily to elementary age students. But in addition to this, we plan to have programs, activities and exhibits that we can offer to middle school and high school age students as well as adults.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The staff at the Peace Pavilion is so kind and patient. The exhibits and lessons make the very abstract concept of peace more concrete. We will definitely use the lessons we learned at the Peace Pavilion in our classroom. We will absolutely return for another visit. I am so thankful they are sharing this wonderful resource with our community. They are helping prepare future peacemakers. We love the Peace Pavilion.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with the Children's Peace Pavilion since it's inception 20 some years ago. They have excellent programming for children and their families to learn peacemaking skills. The children are always excited to do the hands-on activities and share what they've learned. They help bring peace into the lives of children in their homes, schools, and communities. I love seeing the children's eyes light up when they realize they can make a difference in the world.