Children’s Global Peace Project offers several programs to schools and communities. Specific programs may vary somewhat depending on the availability of resources and needs of the children, teachers, school or community. Each program helps promote long-term partnerships for growth of CGPP and those involved. Following is a short description of each:
Seed Program - Involves one or two volunteers working regularly with a child or small group of children at a child’s home, school, community center or club. Volunteers are highly skilled in at least one of our Partner curriculums detailed in Section 7, and programs are similar to those listed below. Parents, guardians, or councilors are encouraged to communicate with the children’s teachers to see how they are progressing and talk about the work being done. Promotes CGPP awareness, growth, and goals in simple and powerful ways.
Multi-Cultural Day Celebration - Involves lessons of peace, exposure to cultural diversity, and an experience of connection through the Dances of Universal Peace. Provides an opportunity for parents and community members to observe and participate in what children are learning. Promotes CGPP awareness, growth, and goals in the community.
Introductory One-Week Program - Students and their teachers receive lessons of peace, discuss and practice peace skills, create a peace banner, learn the Dances of Universal Peace, and share the dances and banners in a large group celebration. Establishes the foundation for CGPP working in classrooms with teachers for the ongoing weekly program. Program may also be delivered one-day a week a number of weeks in conjunction with the weekly program.
Ongoing Weekly Program - Students and their teachers come together regularly to develop connection. They learn empathetic listening skills, reflection, and collaborative problem-solving. Typically takes the form of daily circle time in the younger grades and peace clubs for older students. Promotes self sustaining peace programs in classrooms and schools.
Teacher and Peace Facilitator Education - Focuses on developing independent and sustainable programs in the schools over the course of one or two years. Education is offered through CGPP and our Partners, and in some cases for continuing education credits. CGPP can support a school to become a “Certified School of Peace” by conducting a system analysis and developing a program to enhance strengths, meet needs, and build a culture of peace.
High School Mentorship Program - Trains high school students as peace facilitators to work with elementary children, and offers leadership opportunities through peace clubs.
Family Peace Dances - Offers an afternoon or early evening of Dances of Universal Peace for children, their family members, and the community. Provides an opportunity to share and reinforce with parents and community, the peace skills children are learning. Promotes CGPP awareness and goals.
International Peace Program Connections - Classroom-to-classroom connections or peace club to peace club connections uniquely designed for each school. Typically involves writing letters to pen pals. Connections are age and language appropriate, promoting a self sustaining peace program in the classroom and school.