Christmas Break 2017: youth outing to a local skating rink.
The purpose of the Peace Academy program is to serve refugee youth by spreading awareness of genocide and promoting peace and conflict resolution training.
The Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation aims to change the world by educating young people on the causes and consequences of genocide and other atrocities. The Center reaches out to youth through public speaking, lectures, workshops, peace walks, and social media. Young people are encouraged to become peace ambassadors at their schools and within their communities. Youth are also encouraged to create and lead genocide and atrocity awareness projects to educate their peers on this important subject.
Conflict resolution is the process of resolving a dispute or a conflict by meeting at least some of each side’s needs and addressing their interests. The Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation conducts conflict resolution training in schools, juvenile detention centers, and community centers around the state of Indiana.
The Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation believes in developing young people in the core areas of acceptance, tolerance, motivation, and inspiration. In pursuit of this goal, the Center facilitates the following mentoring programs:
Sport for Peace Project
Our Sport for Peace Project allows youth to participate in sporting activities such as soccer and basketball in a friendly and non threatening environment. These activities not only help them improve their physical health and well-being, but also encourage development of skills and attitudes of teamwork and cooperation.
Music for Peace Project
Our Music for Peace Project provides youth with opportunities to engage in creative musical activities, like learning to play musical instruments, that enhance their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being and that lead to healing and reconciliation.
Poetry for Peace Project
Our Poetry for Peace Project helps youth learn the art of using rhythmical composition, written or spoken, to bring forth and communicate thoughts, feelings, and ideas that may be buried deep within their subconscious minds. The Poetry for Peace Project allows youth to capture the issues that they struggle with and offers them the chance to work through those issues to gain greater understanding of themselves and increased hope for the future.
Hoza Dance Troupe
The Hoza Dance Troupe, led by a successful former mentee, performs at weddings and events all over the Midwest. While only the best dancers perform at events, all are welcome to participate in rehearsals. Dancing is an outlet for youth to express themselves, work through trauma, and keep their culture alive. They perform AfroBeat and traditional African dance. For information on booking the Hoza Dance Troupe, please inquire through the “contact us” link below.
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