The Play for Peace club in Mexico started its work in 2017 after a profound training given by certified trainers Andrés Armas and Sarah Gough. The connection, however, has a longer history, since Francisco Hueyatl, the club mentor, had been working with Play for Peace as a U.N. volunteer for some time. As a graphic design professor at a community college, he has helped the Play for Peace group evolve around the college, which is mainly comprised of students who are the first in their families to receive a college education. The group puts a large focus on non-violent communication, a topic that according to Francisco is vastly overlooked and important for bullying prevention. As a result of its location, the club also addresses issues around migration, as many Central American immigrants trying to make their way north pass through the area.
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.
This past April, Play for Peace clubs around the world celebrated Earth Week by taking part in the 2019 Play for Peace Global Games. Working with more than 700 children over the course of the week, our clubs explored what it means to be a leader when you feel connected to the earth.
For several years, Play for Peace Mexico mentor Francisco Hueyatl León has been leading Play for Peace's club in Mexico with love and dedication. Now he is using his expertise in graphic design to create a more peaceful world.
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