The School of Peace is a free-of-charge after-school program that provides a family-like environment to support children and adolescents. The Schools propose an educational model open to people of all kinds that teaches children a culture of FRIENDSHIP, RESPECT and SOLIDARITY with others and helps families in their child-raising tasks. The School of Peace promotes solidarity with the less fortunate and enables children to overcome social barriers and discrimination.
School of Peace activities include visits to nursing homes, field trips, parties, excursions and summer camps.
Every year more than thirty thousand children and adolescents regularly attend the Sant’Egidio School of Peace throughout Europe, Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the United States.
The School of Peace is run every Saturday afternoon in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and in the Jamaica Plains neighborhood in Boston and every Sunday morning in the Bronx. Contact us to start a School of Peace in your neighborhood.