End conflict and inspire hope in Jerusalem and other divided societies around the world; build interfaith communities that embody a culture of peace and empower a movement for change; encourage children of different cultures and faith traditions to explore their differences and similarities, and to learn understanding, tolerance and respect, while fostering sustainable friendships across the lines of conflict.
Founded in Jerusalem in 2002, KIDS4PEACE is a global movement of youth and families, dedicated to ending conflict and inspiring hope in divided societies around the world.
- Six Year Program
In Jerusalem, youth participates in a full six-year program of activities with their age cohort. In North America, chapters host similar programs for American participants, focusing on local interfaith challenges and the role of US youth as global citizens. The Six Year Program for kids from the Jerusalem area consists of Year 1 - Kids4Peace Camps, Year 2 - Leap, Year 3 - Roots, Year 4 - Leadership, Year 5 - Counselors in Training, Year 6 - Young Adults
- Alumni Program
Kids4Peace alumni have the opportunity to come back to Kids4Peace and help out wherever possible. Whether as faith advisors, facilitators, artists, or one-time volunteers, Kids4Peace alumni are always welcome. Events throughout Jerusalem keep the groups and families in touch with each other, encouraging later involvement of Kids4Peace graduates. Since 2017 the program has changed to add an extra, seventh year and decided not to recruit a new cohort of Jerusalem youth in 2016
- The K4P Global Institute for 9th grade youth
The Institute begins with an eight-day intensive program in downtown Washington, DC, where participants will meet with political, religious and public policy organizations interact with inspiring leaders and grassroots activists and practice skills in political advocacy, religious leadership, grassroots organizing and media engagement. After their eight days in Washington,Jerusalem youth will accompany their American peers back home,for visits to local chapters. Over the next weekend,youth will speak to religious and community groups, visit cultural sites,and share their stories with the media – as ambassadors of peace.This will be a very special opportunity for US chapters to host our most passionate and articulate youth from Jerusalem, in order to begin new conversations about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and interfaith cooperation in American society.
Main Focus Countries of Activities
Israel - State of Palestine - USA - Israel - State of Palestine - USA