Dear Friends of World Citizen,
Kindness does work! As quoted by Colin Powell, “You can never err by treating everyone in a community with respect, thoughtfulness, and a kind word.” Maybe a solution to the ongoing problem of “Bullying” is to practice and focus on “Kindness.”
We know bullying is not unique to just the youth of today. On a daily basis we hear and read about the inappropriate adult behaviors that seem to be prevalent in our homes, schools, and communities. Kindness is not just about being nice; it’s about recognizing other human beings who deserve care and respect. Again, where do we begin? World Citizen starts by “empowering the community to educate for a just and peaceful world.” Kindness and respect are promoted with all ages through opportunities within Peace Education Workshops and International Peace Sites.
World Citizen has an opportunity to continue its meaningful work to combat negative influences by encouraging respectful problem solving and positive communication skills. The work of World Citizen promotes this in three ways:
World Citizen invites all donors and their contacts to join us in participating in any or all of the opportunities previously listed. At a time when working together respectfully is needed more than ever, World Citizen has answered the call by continuing to expand programming to include all ages within a community in the following ways:
These program expansions work to promote a cultural shift in our society: from violence to peace and from injustice to equality.
As a friend and supporter of World Citizen, increased financial help is needed to continue to expand the work of building healthy communities. Your financial gift provides Peace Education opportunities for educators worldwide, implementation of an enhanced website, materials and presenters for World Citizen programs, and much more. Please give today!
In the words of Ellen DeGeneres, “Be Kind to one another.” In the end, only kindness matters. Thank you for investing in the future of your community by helping all ages practice peaceful problem solving in school, at home, within the community, and around the world.
Kathy Millington, Executive Director
Martha Roberts, President
Lowell Erdahl, Board Chairperson
P.S. PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY TO STOP BULLYING IN OUR SCHOOLS, COMMUNITIES, HOMES, AND ONLINE.