After graduating from the Seeds of Peace Camp, participants build on their experiences in Maine through over a hundred local leadership development programs.
These year-round programs focus on four key assets and abilities we have identified as particularly valuable to emerging leaders engaged in effective peacebuilding:
Strong relationships across lines of conflict;
A high level of understanding and perspective-taking on the issues that divide them;
Skills in critical thinking and communication;
The ability to take action towards peace.
Programs include community dialogues and facilitator trainings, multi-narrative tours of conflict zones, capacity building workshops for educators, interfaith camps, and mediation and negotiation seminars run by Harvard Law School faculty.
As our alumni embark on their professional careers, they are well positioned to begin leading change in their communities.
“Camp is like the big bang. Follow-up programming is evolution.” —Nazaqat (Indian Seed)
“I’ve watched the organization grow from a summer camp in Maine
into a leadership program with year-round initiatives in the Middle East
and South Asia.” — US President Bill Clinton