"In honor of David's commitment to peace and interfaith friendships"
"In memory of David"
Please join me in supporting an interfaith scholarship fund in memory of my dear friend David Sterneck. Your gift will support the breakthrough interfaith work of Kids4Peace Boston.
In Kids4Peace "…I learned to facilitate dialogues to foster understanding instead of frustration. We led conferences to teach others about our religions and how to resolve conflict and combat Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia. Kids4Peace … became my family: a strong, united, interfaith community of activists. I dedicated myself to being an ally and a peacebuilder." 12th grade Jewish participant
ABOUT KIDS4PEACE BOSTON:
Kids4PeaceBoston (K4PB) educates, trains and inspires Christian, Jewish and Muslim youth (ages 12-18) from diverse backgrounds to become interfaith peace leaders. It brings together youth from many different geographic, ethnic and economic communities and provides them with the knowledge, skills and relationships to take on this leadership role. This is presently the only six-year, year-round program in the US where youth gain knowledge, skills, and relationships to become peace leaders.
Most youth begin K4PB at age 12 (the summer before 7th grade) and continue in monthly school year and intensive overnight summer programs where they gain and use leadership skills. They learn to promote interfaith understanding, advocate for social change, and work for co-existence.
Kids4Peace started in Jerusalem over 15 years ago. The Boston chapter began in 2009 and is the longest continuously running Kids4Peace program in the US. While all programs have a local focus, during the summer Boston and other US. high school youth gain global perspectives on peace leadership by participating in summer programs with Israeli and Palestinian peers.
ABOUT DAVID STERNECK: David and his wife Joy were my very special friends since 1970. We spent virtually every holiday and life cycle event together until David died suddenly in 2012.
David and Joy were dedicated members of the Interfaith Partnership of Metropolitan St. Louis. They viewed these interfaith efforts as helping to harmonize people with different backgrounds. Now more than ever, as divisiveness and hate have become an unfortunate part of our everyday lives, these efforts to bring together people who share a common humanity and pursue peace are critical.
As part of my effort to keep the memory of David and his values alive, I launched the Kids4Peace Boston David Sterneck Scholarship Fund to provide funds to help teens become interfaith peace leaders. I am asking for your support by contributing to this Scholarship Fund in appreciation of David's commitment to interfaith harmony and peace.
PLEASE HELP DAVID'S MEMORY AND VALUES IMPACT MORE YOUTH by clicking the donate button above to make a tax-deductible gift. Your donation will provide funds for interfaith teens to attend programs where they will develop and use their peace leadership skills.
Thank you for your support in carrying David's teachings forward.