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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

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Kenton C.


Rating: 5

We are very familiar with the Childrens Peace Education and Community Enrichment Center and the work its does to enhance peace on an individual level. They sponsored a workshop in our area that was well received by the children from a low income area. The song "Let There Be Peace on Earth and Let It Begin With Me" describes so well the Childrens' PEACE Center. I know its model is being used in many area.


Rating: 5

I have donated computer parts, time and expertise for several years to the Children's Peace Center programs. I have seen a positive impact on children's lives. Adults that almost accidentally became aware of the activities and tried that were also changed. I have seen old computers that I thought needed to just be recycled used as interactive activities that children wanted to use. The mix of high tech and high touch attracts all children including many who could be classified as "disadvantaged" as well as those with "many advantages". Involving and interacting with each child is done very well. Conflict resolution activities that anyone can understand and apply has changed those that I have personally observed. I know that any funds and support will be used wisely and well.

Marvin C. Beadnall, P.E.


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.