Friday, April 1, 2016

Leadership opportunity for sophomores and freshmen: Seeds of Peace

Yesterday in US Assembly, we had a presentation by senior SU student Eugene Butler about the organization he represents, Seeds of Peace. "Seeds of Peace inspires and cultivates new generations of global leaders in communities divided by conflict. We equip them with the skills and relationships they need to accelerate social, economic, and political changes essential for peace". (Seeds of Peace website)

Eugene wanted you to have the following information:

"Seeds of Peace is piloting an exciting new initiative this summer: the Expanded US Program, an extension of our ongoing work with youth in the United States.
In response to rising cultural divisions and national tensions around race, religion, immigration and socio-economic disparity in the United States, we are expanding our programming to focus on these issues and other sources of prejudice and discrimination.
The Expanded US Program builds on our successful international leadership development model and specifically the identity-based dialogue program we have run domestically for over 15 years with youth throughout Maine. Our new program will bring diverse cohorts of high potential teens from major cities in the US for a transformative two week experience at the Seeds of Peace Camp, and then support them in working to bridge divides when they return home to their schools and communities.
We hope to pilot in 2-3 cities this summer and work in partnership with schools and relevant community organizations.
The 2016 Camp session will be held in Maine from August 3-16. Current 9th and 10th grade students are eligible to apply, and we have a particular interest in teenagers from New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and Boston.
We are looking for a diverse group of young leaders who are passionate about making a difference in their schools and their communities".