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Childrens Peace Education and Community Enrichment Center

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Children's Museums, Children & Youth, Education, Primary & Elementary Schools, Youth Development - Citizenship, Youth Development Programs

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.

Community Stories

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so glad that I actually had first- hand experience working with such wonderful people of this organization. OMG! You all have prospered in such a beautiful way.

I remember when the day God first guided me to this organization. I had no clue what to expect but something in my heart was telling me that this is where he wanted me to go and volunteer my help. To this day I can never forget how so much joy and light surrounded the Children Peace Center. I learned how precious giving back really meant; especially to organizations that's making a difference in someone's life.

Great Non- Profit Organization, please help to support them.

Lisa M. Cogburn

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

This is such a wonderful program.They go into area's where children don't know how to handle life without conflict our violence.Without this program these children may never have the oppertunity to learn how to handle conflict and apply what they have learned through the Peace center.They have touched so many children and changed their life and given them tools to use in their dailey life.

Debi A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Teaching peacemaking through the arts is a wonderful way for children and adults to experience the many different forms of Peace. Children have the chance to explore feelings, not only their own, but also other's feelings. They can practice communication skills with blocks, learn how to say PEACE in different languages, work with others on bridge building, acting out resolutions to everyday conflicts and many other activities which promote peace.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have had the Peace Mobile her at least 3 times in the past few years. It is ALWAYS a great experience for children and volunteers alike. The use of art just enhances the experience of each child. It allows those who might have difficulty expressing their feelings another way of experiencing the concepts they are learning.

Artistic expression allows the children to show what they are feeling without fear. it provides a positive experience when it is needed most!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

the Children Peace Education and Education Center is awesome. They presented a week's Peace Camp for the kids at our Summer Camp. We had over 25 kids. All were excited about what they experienced and learn. Each child has many hand on experiences through out the week. At the end of the week was a general experience review. Parents were invited. Each child got to demonstrate what they had leaned. This is a program that should be presented in all schools and churches.

Client Served

Rating: 4

The Peace Mobile served our school, King Springs Elementary, for 5 years and our teachers' comments showed that teachers found this one of the most worthwhile programs ever brought to our school. It was full of hands-on experiences which provided creative opportunites. The children made masks to show their feelings, designed flags for world peace, published their own Peace books, created wonderful imaginative objects out of recycled materials..and so much more….all for peacemaking through the arts.
The children were excited about the Peace Mobile each time it came, even though we had it several years in succession. We actually gave a pre and post test to kids one year to measure the effectiveness of the program and found that it raised awareness of their actions to a very large extent. The children became more aware of their words and actions, of new and better ways to handle their emotions, and became aware of the extent to which their actions (either peaceful or not peaceful) affect their world.
We have hoped for a permanent housing of the Peace Center since our school was no longer able to set up the exhibits in our media center with our growth and new media projects which took precedence. We have been waiting to hear that the Peace Center could welcome us to "their house" since we were physically no longer able to welcome them to ours. We love you, Peace Center!

Barbara L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Children in two of Cobb County Georgia’ high risk communities were able to learn peaceful practices during summer camp. The Children's Peace Mobile learning center and staff used the arts to provided peacemaking practices for children 5-16. The children were able to utilize the “Arts for Peace” program to create mask, learned about their feelings and discussed various conflict resolution techniques. The summer camper, staff and parents commented on how wonderful and enriching the art program was for their participants.

Also, during our annual Back to School Community Resource Fair, the Children’s Peace Center grabbed the attention of more than 2000 youth and their parents. The Peace Mobiles’ art and learning program provided an informative and entertaining puppet show to demonstrate bullying prevention.

Donor

Rating: 5

The CPC has been a positive influence for peace and peacemaking skills that consistently engage youngsters through arts and crafts programming that reinforces the skill sets learned through the CPC, Peace Mobile, Peacemaking 101. This approach makes more relevant the lessons taught and achieves better retention of the curriculum through the hands on involvement in the various crafts designed to connect the children to the peacemaking process.

Client Served

Rating: 5

PEACE has done amazing work with our youth. I lead a non-profit focused on engaging youth in service, and PEACE has gone beyond our expectations working with our students. They've coached our youth through the process of developing activities to teach others about cultural tolerance. They keep in close contact with our youth and are always willing to offer support and resources to help us! PEACE is a great organization that truly lives their mission of spreading tolerance.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Children's Peace Mobile came to our church & community fall festival. My children still talk about the games they played to learn peace and conflict resolution. The Children's Peace Center knows children and their need for interaction. Each game was carefully planned to help them experience problem solving, cooperation and team work. I saw firsthand how children respond to their curriculum and well-planned activities. My children LOVED the game where they had to arrange tubes on a board so that a ball could fall through correctly. It takes many tries to find the right path and it also takes team cooperation/problem-solving skills.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter loved this program so much she asked to enroll in it twice! Awesome program, kids are having so much fun they aren't even aware of the magnitude or value of the lessons being taught. I would highly recommend it to any parent or organization considering.