Adam Hayden

Senior Coordinator, United States Programs (West)

Adam began working with kids when he was just a kid himself. During high school he volunteered to be a youth mentor and never looked back. He brings 20+ years’ experience working with young people. He has created a number of unique experiences for children including a ‘roadtrip’ style college tour for teens, a Hip-hop afterschool program for young children, and most recently a five-day social justice emersion that takes teens to the Southern United States to learn about injustice and how faith traditions respond to injustice in the word.

Adam comes to Seeds Of Peace through Kids4Peace! Since 2018 he has helped cultivate an interfaith community in Cincinnati that he describes as a family rather than a series of programs. He lives in one of Cincinnati’s most diverse neighborhoods, College Hill, with his partner in life, their two kids, and two pet rats, Hershy & Cosmo. When not trying to empower young people, Adam loves to travel and create and write about Hip-hop music.

“We often hear people say that the youth are our future. I disagree. They are our now. Always have been and always will be. I want to make this world a better place by creating more opportunities for young people to be the best leaders they can be. Seeds of Peace is a place where this type of empowerment happens and I’m happy to play a small role!”