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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
Seventh and eighth grade students at Meredith-Dunn School take their responsibility to be PeaceBuilders very seriously. They know they are role models for younger students in this K-8 school, and they are conscientious of how they can positively affect their peers.

Mrs. Stewart's 7th grade class was learning about "recipe poems" recently, and when they were given the assignment to choose their own subject and write a group recipe poem, they chose being a PeaceBuilder as the theme:

Recipe for a PeaceBuilder
A batch of confidence
A cup of encouragement
Season it with happiness
A pinch of Love

A bowl of wise people
A jar full of heart
Add a spray of good manners
A handful of fresh attitude

Prepare to Right Wrongs
Put it in the oven and garnish with praise
Take it out and serve with Peace
Put it all together and you have a great PeaceBuilder!

Along with the seventh graders, eighth grade students are also incorporating PeaceBuilders themes and principles into their artwork and school work.

Each year, eighth grade students at Meredith-Dunn design and create a mural to leave behind as their legacy.

Last year's eighth graders chose a single theme for their mural: peace.

And while the students are choosing peace as themes for their artwork, teachers are also incorporating PeaceBuilders themes and principles into students' coursework.

This year, eighth grade students used the occasion of International Day of Peace and their participation in the Pinwheels for Peace campaign as a journal topic.

Some of their responses are below. It is clear from their comments, that these young people understand their role as leaders in the peace process.

"If we take small steps for peace, eventually, the whole world will be living in peace.
It will help our school to keep everyone happy and do the best we can do and at least try."

"Peace can help our community by people coming together, planting flowers and trees
to make things look better, and kids could meet other kids and hang out with them."

"One small step towards peace I can do is to be more kind to others, animals, and to my
parents by doing what they asked me to do."

"If we take small steps toward peace it can help our community and school. We can make
compromises when fighting or arguing with others. We could volunteer our time at a hospital
to help the staff."

"Another way I could promote peace is to give hugs to people that are sad and not loved."

"Another step to promote peace is to get city and law officials involved with building peace."

"Pinwheels for Peace shows what our school stands for. It shows we are not afraid for standing
up for what we think is right."

These teens have a vision of peace not only at their school and in their community... they envision world peace, and they know that their actions help to make their vision a reality.

We are especially proud of these older PeaceBuilding youth and the example they set for their younger peers. They are making a difference on a global level.

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