With NAEYC’s national conference in Washington, DC, this year, we are excited to share information about a local organization that has been teaching peace in Mt. Rainier, Maryland, for decades.
Check them out at http://www.lffp.org/
Here’s a quote from their About Us page:
Little Friends for Peace Mission
To counter violence and contribute to a worldwide culture of peace by sharing skills to prevent, resolve, and transform conflict with individuals, families, teams, and communities.
Little Friends for Peace Vision
LFFP’s vision is the Beloved Community, a world where relationships are based on respect and acceptance, conflicts end in reconciliation, and everyone is safe, cared for, and able to realize their unique potential.
From playground put-downs and family fights to street crime and global conflict, violence builds from the ground up. We work to interrupt our current culture of violence through peace-building. By teaching peace at an early age and practicing peace at every age, we can together answer the violence with skills for peace.
Little Friends for Peace Method
We spread our vision through Peace Camps, after-school, in-school, and adult peace programs. In all of these programs we use the peace circle process to teach our peace curriculum. LFFP is a trauma-aware organization that offers social-emotional skills toward healing. Our programs share our peace toolbox, which empowers individuals to deepen compassion, empathy and love and imparts skills for living peacefully and spreading peace in communities. For more information about our programs, visit the website.