The Peace Exchange – 100,000 youth from around the world in the next 18 months
The Peace Exchange is an international exchange of art and messages of peace between children ages 8 and older around the globe. The Peace Exchange invites students to share his/her vision of peace by creating a work of art and share their voice, in an uplifting message of peace, with a similarly aged student in another part of the world. The artwork is created on a 6 x 8 inch postcard – a small but powerful expression of peace. Background on this project: During the 2009/2010 school-year 3,000 students from schools across the U.S. sent peace cards to 3,000 students in Uganda. The following year, 5,000 students in the U.S. and India each made and received peace cards. During the 2011/2012 school year, more than 8,000 students in the U.S. and Canada exchanged peace cards with students in Haiti, Columbia and Nepal. In the 2012/2013 school year 6,000 students from the U.S. and Canada exchanged peace cards with students in Ghana. In 2014, 2,000 students from schools in the U.S., Canada, South Korea and Bosnia/Herzegovina participated in this project.