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How Our Club in Israel is Creating Connection, Even During COVID-19

Since 2016, the Youth for Change Club in Israel has hosted cultural exchanges as a way to connect in person with youth from other cultures. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the group had figure out a new way to engage with other youth that would bring them together while staying physically apart.

Race for Humanity Recap: Leveling Up Apart, Creating Impact Together

As October comes to a close, Play for Peace also marks the official end of our Level Up: Race for Humanity fundraising efforts. After seven years of in-person events, we are excited that our first-ever virtual race, which took place last month, raised more than $28.2K and created compassion, connection, and community for all who participated.

The Importance of Community During Level Up: Race for Humanity

Today we have another guest post from Jacob Gries, a freelance writer and avid runner who is joining us for Level Up: Race for Humanity. After completing Community Week, he’s back with another post with his take on finding community in today's world.

Leveling Up During Compassion Week: Reflections From Our Clubs

During the first week of Level Up: Race for Humanity our global community focused on compassion, challenging ourselves to see the suffering of others and respond with kindness and empathy. This includes mentors Obed from Burundi and Francisco from Mexico who worked with their clubs to find a deeper meaning in compassion.

How to Find Connection in a Socially Distanced World

Today we have another guest post from Jacob Gries, a freelance writer and avid runner who is joining us for Level Up: Race for Humanity. After completing Connection Week, he’s back with another post with his take on connection.

A Runner's Take On Leveling Up During Compassion Week

Today we have another guest post from Jacob Gries, a freelance writer and avid runner who is joining us for Level Up: Race for Humanity. After completing Compassion Week, he’s back with another post with his take on compassion.

Race for Humanity: Four Play for Peace Mentors Share Their Stories

Now that we’re one week into Level Up: Race for Humanity, we want to introduce some of the amazing mentors from our Play for Peace clubs who are taking part in this month-long event. We’ll be following their journeys over the next few weeks, to share how they are leveling up in their communities.

Why I'm Running in the Level Up: Race for Humanity

Today's blog is a guest post from Jacob Gries, a freelance writer and avid runner from Cleveland, Ohio, who is joining us for Level Up: Race for Humanity. Here's why he's taking part—and why you should too.

Five Days Until Level Up: Race for Humanity! Here's What to Expect.

Next week we’ll kick off the first-ever, totally virtual, Level Up: Race for Humanity, a way for our global community to come together in a fun and active way that sparks hope, joy, and compassion. If you’ve already registered—and even if you haven’t signed up yet—here’s what you can expect.

A Learning Initiative for Today's World That Needs Your Support

Just as our app partner, Kikori, has championed our efforts to connect and serve our community, we are excited to partner with them in support of their latest initiative to better serve educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how you can support them (and get a little something back too!).

Play for Peace Update: Exciting Changes to the Board of Directors

We are thrilled to announce a few exciting updates regarding our board of directors, including a new board member and new roles for several existing officers.

Get Active and Take Action: Join Our First-Ever Virtual Race

For the past seven years, Play for Peace has hosted a live 5K race to celebrate World Peace Day and support our efforts to create compassion, connection, and community around the world. However, like many things in 2020, this year our celebration will look a little different. This year, our race is going virtual!

Supporting Families in Mumbai Affected by COVID-19

In Mumbai, the Khula Aasman Club has been creating peace in its region since 2014, developing leadership skills in marginalized youth and children using play and the arts. While COVID-19 has presented new challenges for the club, the group has continued to have a great impact on its community.

Delivering Hope In Chicago During the Coronavirus Crisis

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our clubs are working hard in their communities, creating positivity and compassion in a time where there is much fear and uncertainty. One such club is the Play for Peace Chicago Goode Club, which recently put together a project to bring unity and identity to club members during this trying time. 

COVID-19 Crisis in Afghanistan: How You Can Help

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected countless communities of people in countries across the world, and Afghanistan’s Herat Province is no different. In a place where many live hand to mouth, lockdowns have left people without any source of income for food, basic necessities, or places to live.

Three Ways To Start Talking About Why Black Lives Matter

Right now, we are at a crucial tipping point in history. The senseless death of George Floyd last week brought years and years of heartbreak to the forefront, and bringing thousands of people together in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. As part of our effort to stand in solidarity for with the black community, here are three ways you can use experiential education to start the conversation about racial injustice, and help effect change in your home and in your world.

Coming Together Virtually to Support the Play for Peace Global Community

Every Tuesday and Thursday, our community of Play for Peace trainers and mentors gathers via Zoom to share how their communities are weathering the COVID-19 crisis. They also share tips and techniques for supporting their communities during this unpredictable time.

Action in Africa Amid the Coronavirus Crisis

With Coronavirus lockdowns expanding globally, billions of people in Africa are faced with unprecedented restrictions and turmoil. Despite all of this, our clubs there are working hard to support their communities, providing access to food, basic necessities, and emotional support.

Let’s Get Creative: Checking In With Kids Using Art Activities

As families adjust to a new work/life balance at home, children may find more time to fill during the day. Beyond screen time and outdoor play, art is a great and enriching way for kids to express themselves, and an effective communication tool for revealing their thoughts, interests, and feelings.

Earth Week Inspiration: A Look Back at Our Past Celebrations

This week is Earth Week! Since the coronavirus and social distancing have made it difficult for our clubs to physically observe together, we're taking a look back at past Earth Week celebrations to remind us of the amazing ways our clubs can, and will continue to, make our world a better place.