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Our Stories

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!).