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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

Jan 23, 2013

Maine Seeds hone facilitation skills,
lead Martin Luther King, Jr. Day dialogue

PORTLAND, MAINE | Twenty Maine Seeds helped organize two Martin Luther King, Jr. Day programs, in partnership with the Portland branch of the NAACP. This is the second year that Seeds of Peace has partnered with the NAACP to provide leadership opportunities for Seeds and introduce them to local community organizations. Twenty-three Seeds led an MLK Day community dialogue on race and poverty that addressed homelessness, civil rights and education equity on January 21. Nearly 100 participants, including high school students … FULL STORY

Jan 15, 2013

Maine Seeds meet with Governor LePage

PORTLAND | A diverse group of Maine Seeds met with Maine Governor Paul LePage at the Augusta Statehouse on January 14. The meeting with Gov. LePage was part of the cross-generational leadership forum connecting current and future leaders in Maine. Gov. LePage questioned the six Seeds about their community work and the Seeds used the opportunity to share their concerns over how the state responds to Maine’s changing demographics. The Seeds engaged the governor with confidence, speaking eloquently about current … FULL STORY

Dec 31, 2012

60 Israeli, Palestinian educators attend nonviolent communication workshops

JERUSALEM | More than 60 Israeli and Palestinian educators attended capacity building workshops on the concepts of nonviolent communication and resiliency. USAID funded the December “Supporting Resiliency in School Communities” series. Tarek Maassarani and Peggy Smith, respected educators and facilitators with deep experience promoting communication and the peaceful transformation of conflict within schools and communities, led the series, which is designed to equip teachers with tools to empower youth. Alumni of Seeds of Peace Educator Programs and educators new to … FULL STORY

Dec 16, 2012

Palestinian, Israeli Seeds simulate elections, discuss recent violence

JERUSALEM | Israeli and Palestinian Seeds met separately this week in preparation for joint post-ceasefire gatherings. Though the meetings focused on different topics, both addressed one of the main program themes of Seeds of Peace local programs: understanding core conflict issues within and between societies. Forty Palestinian Seeds came together for a daylong seminar in Ramallah to discuss Palestine’s status upgrade at the United Nations, violence in Gaza and Israel, and the credibility of the news media. “Most of us … FULL STORY

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