Peacemakers Club joins forces with Prime Time Kids
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>This unique kids club will focus on promoting peace both personally and globallyThe Peacemakes Club is a unique club formed to empower children in the pursuit of peace. The club provides a safe and fun environment for children to "learn by doing" through activities designed to introduce them to peace within, with others, in the world and for the planet.
The Club will be introduced in Prineville and will meet weekly at Cecil Sly, Crooked River, Ochoco and Powell Butte schools, after school. The Peacemakers Club is designed to teach children about peace and justice within the context of their everyday lives.
The mission statement, "Enriching the lives of children through the pursuit of peace for all" is a way of articulating the hope of providing a positive, nurturing and safe environment for children to come together and learn about peace.
Violet Campbell will be leading the children in the Peacemakers Club. Campbell has been a resident of Prineville for more than 20 years. She has worked as a CASA for the past five years and is a trained mediator. She learned of Bridges To Peace, a traveling interactive museum that teaches the concepts of peace, on a visit to the Children's Peace Pavilion in Independence Missouri.
The Children's Peace Pavilion was established in 1995 as a gift to the children of the world from the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Campbell has taken what she learned from her visit to Missouri and created a traveling Bridges To Peace Museum in Oregon. The museum has already visited many places in Oregon and Washington.
As an extension of the museum she will be teaching the Peacemakers Club using some of the museum exhibits and other materials.
Parents interested in signing up their children, contact the site coordinator at that child's school or call Karen Bee at Parks and Recreation, 447-
The 21st Century Grant is assisting in funding the Peacemakers Club in Prineville.