Every child should experience
laughter, compassion, and peace.

500 million people live in countries in conflict, many of them children. 

We are a thriving global learning community working to create peace in communities in conflict by training and supporting generations of peace builders. Together we can make a difference. Why is peace important?

We believe 

Youth-led cooperative play has the power to bring together people from different nationalities, religions, and backgrounds to find common ground, build friendships, and create a more peaceful world.

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  • Sep 14, 2018

    Established in 2011, A New Day Social Work Group (AND) is Play for Peace’s club in Vietnam. AND has worked with a variety of communities, including children in rural areas, where many struggle with social issues. Currently the group is working on a new project to teach life skills to 100 vulnerable children.

  • Sep 13, 2018

    In 1998, Play for Peace officially became a registered organization in the United States. Join us virtually for a Facebook live celebration on September 17 to share stories and messages, get to know our founders and supporters, and learn about Play for Peace's vision for the next 20 years.

  • Aug 22, 2018

    The 6th annual World Peace Day 5K is around the corner! Join us on September 29, 2018, for a 5K run, tons an international food festival, family friendly activities, and more. Plus, this year we'll have a LIVE animal show—space is limited so register now! 

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There are many ways you can positively impact thousands of children and teens, all of who dream of a life without fear of violence and discrimination. Will you join us?

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or online.

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about our work.

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or run a race.

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to your community.

   September 29 @ 4:00 pm   

Play for Peace 5k Run/Walk

Join us for the 6th annual 5K Run/Walk for Peace! We'll kick off the fall season, honor World Peace Day, and raise funds for kids and communities affected by conflict in Chicago, the USA, and around the world. Plus, We're celebrating our 20th anniversary! Don't miss all we have planned.

The Play for Peace process

Step 1: Introduction

Educational play sessions are led by Play for Peace leadership in communities suffering from conflict, creating safe environments where people of all ages can experience the joy of play and a community that practices cooperation, inclusion, caring and fun.

Step 2: Engagement

Local youth are then trained to lead their own cooperative play and community service sessions. Together with their mentor, they form a Play for Peace club to improve the lives of local children, youth and adults in addition to practicing their new leadership skills.

Step 3: Amplification

New leaders are fostered to continue the cycle of peace within their community and in new regions around the world, promoting positive relationships across cultural, religious, and other divides and continuously growing our global learning community.