Seeds of Peace

Seeds of Peace

Seeds of Peace provides youth from around the globe with leadership training to produce meaningful change and pursue international peace.

Promoting Personal Transformation to Catalyze Societal Change

Seeds of Peace

Seeds of Peace was founded in 1993 by award-winning journalist and author John Wallach. The organization began with the Seeds of Peace Camp, in Maine, with 46 Israeli, Palestinian, Egyptian, and American teenagers. Nearly three decades later, the Seeds of Peace Camp welcomes hundreds of youth from the Middle East, South Asia, Europe, and the United States to undergo leadership and peacebuilding training. Through intensive programming, youth participate in dialogues that build empathy, tolerance, and understanding. After this training, participants return home to commence a year of local leadership programs in their community.

Today, Seeds of Peace has trained more than 7,300 leaders working for change in 27 countries across the globe. The organization strengthens this network and accelerates participants' individual impact through convenings and fellowship opportunities. Further, Seeds of Peace recognizes that change is an intergenerational struggle and thus deeply invests in educational programming beyond its immediate network of changemakers. These programs include Cross-Border Initiatives, Local Capacity-Building, and Community and Youth Engagement. Through this broad and impactful work, Seeds of Peace has been recognized worldwide as a forerunner in creating a more just and inclusive global community.

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