THE SPRINGFIELD PEACE CENTER
EDUCATING FOR PEACE
Whether you are looking to prep class materials, join us as a teacher, or help out at Peace Camp, we are always looking for community members to assist us throughout the year. To volunteer, please reach out to us using the contact information at the bottom of this webpage.
We depend on generous donations from community members to continue our programs in the Springfield community. We accept monetary donations, as well as goods throughout the year. To donate, please reach out to us using the contact information at the bottom of this webpage.
The Springfield Peace Center hosts several events throughout the year, such as Peace Camp and our annual Sweetness of Peace fundraiser. By attending with your family or telling your friends, you can help the Peace Center in our mission to educate Springfield in the name of peace.
The Springfield Peace Center grew out of a desire by community members and Wittenberg professors to provide education to students that would unify the young people of Springfield. More than 33 years later, the Springfield Peace Center is still serving students across the city by teaching conflict management and bullying response skills.
The evidenced based Peace Works curriculum used by the Springfield Peace Center has gone through changes and been subjected to multiple updates throughout the years. However, one thing has remained the same: the lessons have always been created specifically for Springfield students by Springfield community members.
what we offer
Over 200 children from 4-years-old through 6th grade attend our annual Peace Camp during the first week of June. Over the course of five days, children learn conflict management, appreciation of differences, and bullying response skills from volunteers from local schools and agencies. There is no cost for students to attend Peace Camp.
Peace Camp 2020 information will be posted as we draw closer to the dates.
Our annual Mediation Training is held the week before Peace Camp each year. The goal of the training is to equip local 7th-12th grade students with the skills necessary to mediate conflicts that occur among their peers. They put these skills to use in the classrooms at Peace Camp.
Mediation Training 2020 information will be posted as we draw closer to the dates.
Creative Conflict Curriculum in Local Schools
Teachers at the Springfield Peace Center deliver our Creative Conflict curriculum to students in schools within Springfield. Students learn about managing conflict, dealing with bullies, and appreciating differences.
The Peace Center is delivering the Creative Conflict curriculum to students at several schools in Springfield this year. Check back soon for more information as we venture into classrooms during the 2019-2020 school year!
Parent & Caregiver Discussion Group
Parent and caregiver discussion groups are offered throughout the year, as well as each day of Peace Camp. These free classes allow parents to meet with other parents in the area and learn valuable conflict management skills. These classes are facilitated by a trained parent educator.
Parent & Caregiver discussion group information will be posted when classes are scheduled.