Alumni Spotlights

Alumni spotlight: Roan Gillin

For some of our campers, the end-of-camp opportunity to write a peacemaking goal for themselves is a challenge, not because they are unsure of how they can make an impact in their communities, but because they have such a multitude of talents and interests. Narrowing all that passion and skill down to a single area … Continue reading »

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Alumni Spotlight: Safiyyah Ameer

When campers say goodbye at the end of each session, our hope is that they will return to their communities and find ways to use their skills and raise their voices to advocate for positive change wherever they see a need. Peacebuilders 2016 alum Safiyyah Ameer (known at camp as Gracen) did just that, and … Continue reading »

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Alumni Spotlight: Haden Bowden

In our first session of Peacebuilders 2018, campers learned about the right every human being has to a nationality. A few months after camp, one of campers from that week, Haden, met a man wanting to claim that right. Along with his mom and sister and some friends, Haden visited at Stewart Detention Center, one … Continue reading »

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Alumni Spotlight: Madison Werner (Counselor in Training)

What I Learned From Being a Counselor at Peacebuilders Summer Camp, a Program Helping Middle Schoolers Explore Social Justice Issues Originally published in Affinity Magazine The history of humankind has been one of innovation; however, with innovation comes suffering. While civilizations have consistently been evolving, this sort of extensive change always comes at the expense … Continue reading »

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Alumni Spotlight: Izabelle Cool

To prepare myself for the future, I plan to go to college and get a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. This major includes the studies of women, peace, Black culture, and other cultures. I plan to go to the Peace Corps for their 2 year program and teach English in another country. From there I plan … Continue reading »

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Young Activist Spotlights

Our 2016 Peacebuilders have been doing great things since camp in July. In honor of Dr. King, we’re posting highlights of our campers’ service. Scroll down to see how these committed young people are keeping the Dream alive!

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Alumni Spotlight: Royce Mann

Royce Mann, a Peacebuilders Camp alum from 2011, has become quite famous recently. His slam poetry performance, “White Boy Privilege” has gone viral. Though we hope to interview personally soon, we’ll wait until he’s done fielding calls from CNN,, and People magazine. For now, please watch his inspiring poem and an interview with him … Continue reading »

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Alum Spotlight: Edithe Rose Niyogushima

I recently caught up with alum Edithe Rose, who attended camp in 2013. Edithe Rose, now age 15, sat down with me for an interview and reflected on her time at camp, how it affected her, and what she’s been learning since then. Memories From Camp We do so many activities and learn so much … Continue reading »

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Alum Spotlight: ZoraAnn Woodsmall

ZoraAnn attended Peacebuilders Camp in 2014 and lent her voice to many of our discussions of human rights and the struggle for justice. One beautiful part of camp, though, doesn’t happen at camp itself, and that’s the participation of a camper’s home community. Prior to camp, ZoraAnn’s church rallied around her to support her decision … Continue reading »

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