❆ New Year Inspiration ❆

issac.jpgAt Peace4Kids we’ve had a very busy and productive year.

Each day, our youth inspire us to be more present and aware of the gifts they bring to the world – and in the process, teach us to recognize our greatest selves.

In honor of this holiday season, it is our privilege to share an example of these gifts through a short story of 6 yr old Peace4Kids member Derrick.


 

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🎄 Holiday Party 2017

Much love to everyone that made our Holiday Party a HUGE success! Huge shout out to our youth - our Super Heroes - who continue to bless the world with their truth and light! 

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The P4K Way

Miriam_Portrait_Smile2.jpgOn the last day of National Foster Care Month, discover what makes the Peace4Kids' formula for success so unique and valuable for youth in foster care.

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Uncovering the strengths of youth in foster care

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SPOILER ALERT

The Guardians of the Galaxy (GotG) are a band of outcasts in a constant state of transition. Moving galaxy to galaxy, they search for the main character, Star-Lord’s, father. They embrace their mobility and are forced to adapt to their new surroundings. The Guardians all share a history of isolation and abandonment and have an unspoken language that binds them together. The understanding that they've walked the same path provides a familiar, non-judgmental space where they can let their guard down and embrace their heritage. One of my favorite lines from the film says it best, "You can fool yourself and everyone else, but you can’t fool me. I know who you are.” 

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Rodney King Reflection

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On this 25th anniversary of the Rodney King verdict and civil unrest, Peace4Kids volunteer Darrell Blocker has learned to acknowledge and not avoid discussions on race.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

Jenny_Headshot2.jpgPolitical Science Professor and Los Angeles County Special Services Assistant, Jenny Serrano, shares a very personal story in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Siblings Day

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Peace4Kids Executive Director, Zaid Gayle sits down with Board Member and Media Mogul, Angelica Nwandu, to discuss their unbreakable familial bond in honor of National Siblings Day.

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World Social Work Day


Jenny_S_Kids_v5.6.jpgWith fears growing about the change in priorities from the proposed White House budget, Peace4Kids Board Member, Jenny Serrano, MPA (bottom left), shares a special message for the child welfare community in honor of World Social Work Day.


 

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I Am A Radical

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Peace4Kids Executive Director, Zaid Gayle, talks about why producing  Cobi's controversial music video to the hit song "Don't You Cry For  Me", which graphically depicts a young black man being hanged, was  very important in bringing attention to the struggles of youth in foster  care.

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Humble Beginnings

       

Marni Otway and Zaid Gayle

"We thought we were teaching them...we were wrong." 

 Zaid Gayle and Marni Otway founded Peace4Kids 19 years ago today in honor of the Season for Nonviolence, a nationwide campaign to promote peace.

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