Since 1993, Seeds of Peace has cultivated and inspired new generations of leaders who refuse to accept the world as it is and sets them on a path to creating the world that could be.
These young leaders, called Seeds, engage with each other across lines of conflict and difference, either at the Seeds of Peace Camp or, starting this year, through a virtual core leadership program.
Central to the Seeds experience are facilitated dialogue sessions. Dialogue creates spaces for participants to share their stories, experiences, and beliefs. The sessions also help campers develop essential leadership qualities: strengthening one’s voice and critical thinking, fostering respect and empathy, opening one’s mind to new perspectives, and learning how to genuinely listen.
Seeds actively translate their experiences back to their schools and communities through local leadership development programs. These year-round activities allow Seeds to continue to build relationships, gain a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the divisions their communities face, and hone their critical thinking and communication skills.
The ultimate goal is to develop leaders who are able to imagine a shared future and take action having spent time understanding themselves and their interconnection to each other.
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Seeds of Peace strives to create delegations that are diverse, with participants from different cultural, political, ethnic, social, religious, geographic, and educational backgrounds.