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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
The staff at Meredith-Dunn School is doing a stellar job at educating and involving parents in building peace. They want to make sure that all the work they do with the children during the day is reinforced beyond school hours. And their plan is working beautifully!

During their monthly PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) meeting, school counselor, Angie Pleasant, conducted a Praise People lesson explaining to parents that "we build strengths in others by praising them."

Prior to the meeting, simple PraiseBoards for each class were created. The students in those classes wrote PraiseNotes for their parents and affixed them to the board.

A few PraiseNotes from each class were read aloud during the meeting (without mentioning names to honor anyone who might not be comfortable with public praise).

The PraiseBoards were passed around so parents could read the praise young people had for them.

At the end of the evening, the PraiseNotes were taken home by parents who attended and sent to parents who could not be present at the meeting. Blank PraiseNotes also went home with parents so that they could reciprocate by praising their children.

In the end, due to this simple activity, parents have a more heartfelt understanding of the importance of praise. They have experienced first-hand the effect praise has on the individual.

There are so many simple ways to educate and involve parents in building peace so they will carry on this important work before and after school hours. We are proud to share this easy, yet powerful idea from Meredith-Dunn School where the children are building peace at school and home and are learning skills to create peace in their lives long after graduation.

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