Why would anyone voluntarily agree to spend 11 days with a bunch of teenagers?
If you believe the stereotypes about these alleged slackers—lazy, self centered, video heads, drugged out, dispassionate—then this prospect must seem like 11 days in purgatory.
Fortunately, the popular “wisdom” was wrong. The energy, compassion, intelligence, and camaraderie of these teens have given me renewed hope for the future.
I was a volunteer group leader for…Continue
Added by Steven L. Youngblood on June 22, 2011 at 9:02am — No Comments
A student newspaper produced at PTPI Peace Camp in Turkey the last two weeks has been posted. It's great work by 28 outstanding teens from 23 countries. See:Continue
Added by Steven L. Youngblood on June 19, 2011 at 8:32am — No Comments
CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY—I watched the students closely as they walked up the stairs and into the living room of a typical Turkish family. If I had to choose one word to describe their demeanors (and mine), I would say we were all apprehensive.
Two hours later, our demeanor would be more than slightly different.
The four students and I were at a Turkish home as part of People to People Peace Camp, which is bringing 28 young people from 23 countries together to…Continue
People to People Peace Camp comes to Turkey
Getting ready to head to People to People International's Peace Camp in Turkey, which begins next week. PTPI is gathering together youth leaders from around the world to tour Turkey, meet its wonderful people and experience its rich culture, and learn about peace and peacemaking. I am a group leader, and will also be teaching sessions on Peace Journalism and Non-Violent Conflict Resolution. Follow our adventures on my blog--…Continue
Added by Steven L. Youngblood on June 4, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments