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Aug 1, 2014

NBA players led by Joel Embiid to host hoops clinic at Seeds of Peace Camp

OTISFIELD, MAINE | On Friday, August 8, professional basketball players led by rookie Joel Embiid will host a hoops clinic for 182 young leaders from regions of conflict in the Middle East, South Asia and the United States as part of Seeds of Peace’s 11th Annual Play for Peace program. The campers, over half of whom are Israeli and Palestinian, will get a break from their intense daily dialogue encounters and learn teamwork and hoops skills from some of the … FULL STORY

Jul 3, 2014

Camp kicks off 22nd summer in Maine

OTISFIELD, MAINE | The 22nd summer of the Seeds of Peace International Camp is set to begin on July 7. This summer, Seeds of Peace will graduate nearly 300 young peacebuilders who will join over 5,000 alumni from 27 countries who have been making a difference across the globe since 1993. The first session of Camp welcomes over 100 teenagers from Maine as well as Syracuse, New York, who will come together to tackle internal tensions within their communities. Maine … FULL STORY

Jun 14, 2014

Toll Bros. craftsmen revive Camp grounds in advance of 22nd summer

OTISFIELD, MAINE | Seventy-five Toll Brothers subcontractors, friends, and family spent their weekend preparing the Seeds of Peace International Camp for its 22nd summer. This year marks the 16th season that the Toll Brothers professionals have donated their time and resources to help facilitate the work that takes place with young leaders from global conflict regions. Toll Brothers, Inc. is one of America’s leading luxury homebuilders and Bob Toll, Executive Chairman of the Toll Brothers Board, is a member of … FULL STORY

May 9, 2014

Seeds of Peace celebrates 21st year, honors Fareed Zakaria, impact of Seeds

NEW YORK | Seeds of Peace celebrated 21 years of empowering young leaders from conflict regions on May 8 in New York City. The Spring Benefit Dinner honored journalist Fareed Zakaria, who received the John P. Wallach Peacemaker Award. Al Jazeera America anchor Ali Velshi hosted the event, held at 583 Park Avenue. Secretary of State John Kerry opened the evening with a video message expressing his gratitude for the work of Seeds. “Thanks to the work that you do, … FULL STORY

Oct 28, 2013

Maine Youth Charter brings critical student voices to state policymakers

AUGUSTA | Students from across Maine presented a revised Youth Charter to state officials on October 29. The teenagers, graduates of Seeds of Peace, outlined issues facing Maine youth their schools and communities, and suggests tools and measures to address them. “Student leaders who are engaging these issues on a daily basis are bringing them to the attention of policymakers, who have the ability to fix them statewide,” said Director of Maine Seeds Programs Timothy P. Wilson. The students—first generation … FULL STORY

Aug 13, 2013

Milestone: 5,000th Seed graduates
from Seeds of Peace leadership program

OTISFIELD, MAINE | Seeds of Peace is celebrating the graduation of its 5,000th Seed from the organization’s intensive leadership program at the Seeds of Peace International Camp. “5,000 is a significant milestone,” said Seeds of Peace Executive Director Leslie Lewin. “We look to reach as many people as possible, and invest heavily in each of these Seeds so that they are equipped to become effective agents of change who are able to impact their wider communities. I am so proud … FULL STORY

Jun 14, 2013

Seeds of Peace Camp to kick off summer with flagraising ceremony on June 26

OTISFIELD, MAINE | Seeds of Peace will graduate its 5,000th young peacebuilder this summer from its International Camp in Otisfield. On June 26, over 200 Afghan, American, Egyptian, Indian, Israeli, Jordanian, Pakistani, and Palestinian youth ages 14-17 will raise the Seeds of Peace flag to open the organization’s 39th session of Camp. The flagraising ceremony will inaugurate a summer of dialogue and leadership development as campers engage across lines of conflict with people they once considered bitter enemies. Among the … FULL STORY

May 21, 2013

Seeds of Peace marks 20th Anniversary with Janet Wallach and Sen. Mitchell

NEW YORK | Seeds of Peace marked 20 years of empowering young leaders from conflict regions with a celebration on May 21 at 583 Park Avenue in New York City. The evening honored Janet Wallach, President Emerita of Seeds of Peace, for her contributions to the organization’s success, and featured legendary peacemaker Senator George Mitchell. Over 500 distinguished supporters, including politicians, diplomats, journalists, and policy-makers, joined Seeds from the Middle East and South Asia to celebrate the impact these Graduates … FULL STORY

Apr 23, 2013

Seeds of Peace family mourns the loss
of Dr. Kathryn W. Davis (1907-2013)

Seeds of Peace is saddened by the passing of Kathryn W. Davis at age 106. Mrs. Davis was an inspiration to the entire Seeds of Peace family; we are honored to have known her and to have been a part of her commitment to peace-building and her vision for a better world. “Mrs. Davis has deeply impacted our organization and we will be forever grateful for her leadership and vision,” said Seeds of Peace Executive Director Leslie Lewin. “Seeds who … FULL STORY

Mar 29, 2013

1,300 supporters raise $300,000 for Seeds of Peace at 2013 Peace Market

NEW YORK | Over 1,300 guests gathered together for the 9th annual Peace Market, celebrating 20 years of Seeds of Peace mission to equip young leaders from conflict regions with the skills to make peace. The event raised more than $300,000 for Seeds of Peace programs, opening a new decade of Seeds of Peace initiatives. The 2013 Peace Market featured a live performance by City of the Sun and DJ sets by Dave 1 of Chromeo and Questlove. The two … FULL STORY

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