Little Friends for Peace

Happy March! “Human nature is like water. It takes different shapes, but you can ultimately help shape it for the better.” Visaka DharmadasaJoin Little Friends for Peace!LFFP continues to work towards interrupting violence and helping to build Peace, Communities where all are welcome and safe,A culture of non-violence rooted in LOVE, andCare for creation. All are welcome to join circles, volunteer at sites, or become Peace coaches.Peace Builders Camp!Upcoming Peace CampsUUCA: June 19th – June 23rdUUCA: June 26th – June 30thDC Site: July 17th – July 21stGreenbelt: July 24th – July 28thKittamaqundi: Aug 7th – Aug 11th Tentative Peace CampSt. Francis International School: July 31st – Aug 4th For more information, click here! Please email or call MJ Park at 240-838-4549 with any questions.Register HerePeace Builders Camp Staff Needed!Peace Camp Staff Opportunities Junior Counselor (15-17)Counselor (18+)Team LeadArt Team LeadArt Junior Counselor and CounselorCooperative Games Junior Counselor and CounselorSpecial GuestIntern (18+) To learn more or apply, please visit Email questions to LFFP Programming UpdatesUganda Peace AcademyWomen and children in Uganda saying the Peace Building Pledge.Peace Building Pledge I am a Peace Builder.I pledge to talk to others with respect,To create people with care,To make Peace, not break Peace,To build Peace,at home,at school,and in my neighborhood,Each day!Join us for upcoming Peace Circles with Uganda! Topics: Peace Train, What is Mine To Do, Trust, Trauma, Peace Table, and the Wellness Wheel Join zoomMeeting ID: 863 717 5637Passcode: peaceFerdinand T. Day After-school ProgrammingA cohort of Georgetown medical students joined LFFP at Ferdinand T. Day to teach skills and practice tools to help with social-emotional wellness.  The students love having the medical students join the circle and share ways the children can take care of their bodies, emotions, and minds. One of the lessons focused on the importance of eating healthy foods and exercising. Also, the medical students brought their tools to check blood pressure and heartbeats.  One of the students said, “I like Peace Club because I am learning how to care for my body, mind, and spirit and help others.”Chance Academy In-school ProgrammingIn February, we focused on kindness with the students at Chance Academy during one of the sessions. We read a nonfiction story that showed examples of kindness. We also did an activity highlighting how our actions, words, and looks can be kind or unkind. The sessions ended with the students being on fire about kindness, and they began collaborating on plans for a kindness celebration. When we returned to Chance Academy the following week, the students shared that they had each written a poem about kindness.Kindness is… Kindness is caringIt will inspire anyoneNice hugs are kindDreaming of a better world with kindnessNice words change peopleEverybody can be kindSharing kindness I can do.Spreading kindness everyone can do.What is Kindness? Kind to allInspiring for allNever pushing or shovingDelightful and lovingNever hitting or bickeringEven better, smilingSharing and simpleSmiling with a giggleAfter-school Programming with the Baltimore Salvation Army Boys and Girls ClubJanuary began the first semester of LFFP’s partnership with Baltimore’s Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club.  LFFP Peace Coach Kelly Stickney has already circled up with all 12 of this tight-knit group of young Peacemakers, ages 5-12, to begin cultivating peacebuilding in their homes, school, and neighborhoods. This group has visualized peace and discussed what it takes to become powerful Peacemakers. We will meet four more Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 PM at the Boys and Girls Club location on N. Calhoun St. If any local LFFP volunteers want to meet with us, please reach out!Upcoming Peace CirclesPeace Circle for High School Students, College Students, and Young Adults Every other Tuesday6:30 – 7:30 PM March 14th – Patience and PeaceMarch 28th – Making Good ChoicesApril 11th – Managing Stress and AnxietyApril 25th – RelationshipsMay 9th – Balancing and FocusMay 23rd – Planning for the summer Register at to receive reminder emails.Peace Circle for Adults Every other Wednesday7:30 – 8:30 PM March 8th – Peace and PatienceMarch 22nd – Handling ChangeApril 5th – Restorative PracticesApril 19th – Developing Peaceful LifestyleMay 3rd – Living in the Present MomentMay 17th – Art of CaringMay 31st – Making Peaceful ChoicesJune 14th – Practice Being Balanced Register at to receive reminder emails.   “In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.” Mr. RogersSupport LFFP LFFP | 240-838-4549 | | Connect with us      

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