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PeacePartners, Inc. honors our valued partners by celebrating their passion for peace, their creative ideas, and the wonderful implementation strategies they incorporate.

As we continue to support our partners, it is our privilege to showcase PeaceBuilders sites. Don't just take our word for it. Read about some featured sites as they explored their problems, developed their PeaceBuilders solution, and discovered positive outcomes! We invite you to sit back and explore the fantastic PeaceBuilding events happening throughout the United States and U.S. Territories.


Meredith-Dunn School - Louisville, KY
International Day of Peace was a huge success at Meredith-Dunn School, in Louisville, KY. All the students and staff participated by creating their own Pinwheels for Peace.

Teachers reviewed the PeaceBuilders Principles with students in their classrooms before asking them to create pinwheels. Then, on Monday morning, September 21, the International Day of Peace, the counselor at Meredith-Dunn, Angie Pleasant, arrived early and planted all the pinwheels and signs in front of the school.

   

   
When staff, students, and parents arrived at school they were greeted with messages of peace and inspiration to continue to build "whirled peace" on this day and every day in their community.

In their social skills classes, eighth grade students discussed the meaning and intention of International Day of Peace and they created mind maps which included peace messages. These messages were collected and used to create the signs that helped decorate the school on this important day.

Eighth grade leaders remind their peers, families, and teachers of the power of a smile.

They break peace down and make it simple: we all need to "be kind."

These wise PeaceBuilders know that showing physical affection is a tried and true way to build peace and let others know how much you care.

And they understand that we can achieve peace by being open to other peoples' ideas and opinions.

These smart young leaders realize that peace cannot be built without tolerance.

And that peace begins with each individual.

But they know that one person cannot build peace alone. We can inspire others, but it takes a team to change the world.

All week, students went outside despite rainy days to contemplate the pinwheels, the posters, and the meaning of the Pinwheels for Peace project. They captured their thoughts in journals and in drawings and held discussions about what peace means and how they can help build it.

These students and the dedicated staff at Meredith-Dunn provide an excellent example of how to integrate PeaceBuilding events and lessons into existing curriculum. When we decide to be PeaceBuilders, we find ways to show it and to grow it. Thank you Meredith-Dunn staff and students for reminding us of how it is done!


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