Kids 4 Peace

23 Jun

by Meredith Rothbart

K4P

Israeli and Palestinian kids enjoying camp together

Kids4Peace is a community of more than 400 Israeli and Palestinian families that come together for meetings, weekends, trips, events and summer camps out of the belief that together, peace is possible. Kids4Peace’s 8th grade program “Roots” focuses on identity and responsibility. This summer the group will travel to the Negev for an outdoor desert experience, utilizing the natural environment as a springboard to facilitate discussions on topics such as personal responsibility, identity, connection to land and peaceful coexistence.

The entire cost of this camp is only $6000. Last year, for the camp’s first year of operation, we were able to raise nearly all the funds locally just before the camp began through online campaigns, small fundraising events and kind donations from local supporters. Due to the tense situation in Israel right now we are at a loss, as supporters stand in the sidelines, angry with the other side and skeptical of the prospects for peace. This is especially sad because we believe that now, more than ever, educating kids towards respect and tolerance is the only hope we have for a more peaceful future.

If you are interested in supporting Israeli and Palestinian teenagers spending the summer together learning to become peace leaders in their communities back home, please consider donating to Roots Camp 2014 and supporting this important cause.

Please visit here for more details.

Meredith Rothbart is the Director of Public Relations of Kids4Peace Jerusalem

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