What does Teach the Children Peace do? Here are some examples of activities TCPF has sponsored or supported with grants:
Field trips to the Museum of Tolerance
Some post-visit reflections:
“After going to the Museum of Tolerance I learned that you should be respectful to people from other countries and cultures because every human has the same rights and deserves respect.” Irene, age 12
“…I can apply what I learned by not letting people bully other people and help the people who feel sad and make them feel better.” Isaias, age 13
“Thank you so much for making it possible for children to see that we are more alike than different, that we all have a story to tell, and that all our stories are important.”
A. Kashimbiri – teacher, 107th Street Elementary, Los Angeles.
Acts of Kindness Chain Reaction
The objective of the Acts of Kindness Chain Reaction Program is for students to examine what it means to be kind through showing kindness to others. The students record their own acts of kindness on strips of paper and then link them together to form a chain. They can hang the chain around their classroom or other permitted locations at school. Harding St. ES held a school wide “Choose to be Kind” Program. Every classroom created a Kindness Chain and read books that encouraged the students to reflect on Tolerance and treating others with Human Dignity and Respect.
or get started today with this Acts of Kindness Chain Lesson Plan.
Peace Essay Contest
Teach the Children Peace held its 4th annual Peace Essay Contest at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, Woodland Hills and other schools. Entries were judged on content, composition, style, and grammar, with an emphasis on a thoughtful and creative approach to the theme.
The 1st Place winning essay was written by 6th grader, Liana Kaye-Lew, Download Walter Reed MS winning essay.
Winners all received gift cards as their prizes.
Also, TCPF held it’s first annual L.A.’s Best Peace Essay contest. Los Angeles Public School students who were part of the Art of Peace after school program participated in the contest.
1st Place went to Aislynn Gonzalez of Fair Elementary.
Peace Art Contest
In June of 2012, Teach the Children Peace sponsored the first annual Peace Art Contest. Congratulations to the winner, Maya White of Walter Reed Middle School!
Maya won a $50 gift certificate for her artwork supporting Teach the Children Peace Foundation.
Teach the Children Peace Foundation awarded partial scholarships to 4 Los Angeles Middle School students to participate
in the 2012 Model United Nations Program. In 2013, one full scholarship was awarded.
The California YMCA Youth and Government Model United Nations program is a simulation of the “real-life”
United Nations Assembly. Middle School students that participate are called Ambassadors. They are given the opportunity to research, debate and establish policies, treaties,and resolutions focusing on international issues, including disputes between countries, peace-keeping responsibilities, border crises and dealing with hunger, disease and poverty.
“I have learned to be more confident and speak up more. Before the program, I couldn’t speak up because I was shy. The program made me a better person and I learned about what is happening in the world.” C. Delgado age 13 – TCPF Scholarship recipient to the Model UN Program.
For further information visit the Model U.N. website.