by Mame Keita I did not know what I signed up for when I agreed to co-lead with Arianna, one of our amazing interns, a workshop on “Empower for Change” for Girls Rock. Girls Rock is a pretty amazing organization that works with girls age 9 to 16 and empowers them through music. I was super excited to meet all these young girls willing and ready to be leaders in their lives and their communities. Our objective was to help them figure out how to use music or creative expression to tackle issues they were passionate about. We started by gathering everyone in a circle, shared names and favorite artist and played an icebreaker. The campers had fun getting to know each other better and discovering commonalities and differences. Our next step was to brainstorm and share our thoughts on values and on their importance identifying them to be able to create change. The conversations got deeper and more personal. One camper shared kindness was her top value because everyone was so valuable. They had a lot of strong values ranging from family, love, equality, acceptance, kindness and of course, music. With those values firmly in place, we then asked them to think about a problem they would like to tackle. Their awareness and understanding of all societal issues were impressive. They mentioned gun violence, sexual assault, wage inequality, gender inequality and challenging school environment with the new changes
Peace Learning Center is excited to be 1 of 64 nonprofits chosen from 281 to take part in the 2016 Brackets for Good in Indianapolis! Last night we were so excited to be at the pep rally that was sponsored by Celadon. Brackets for Good allows nonprofit organizations to compete in a March Madness style bracket competition to out fundraise their opponents.If you are interested in learning more about Brackets for Good, visit their website here. The first round begins on Friday, February 26th. Tip off is at 8:00 p.m. and the competition begins! Round 1: The ball is in our court until 7:59:59 p.m. on Friday, March 4th when the first round closes. We need YOU on our team! How can you be a part of Team PLC during the Brackets for Good challenge? 1. Score Peace Learning Center points by donating directly through the Brackets for Good website. You can set up a profile through their website that will allow you to easily donate when the clock is running down. This is an absolutely secure website so no concerns about your credit card information being stolen. Remember, the only way we move on is to win the bracket and only donations through the official website count! For every dollar given, Team PLC scores! 1 point = $1 2. Sink those buzzer beaters! When you go to donate directly through the Brackets for Good website you will be given the option to make your donation a "buzzer beater." These shots, like in basketball, can make or break a game. When
Whole Foods Market Community Support Day Mark your calendar to make a difference by shopping to support Peace Learning Center! When: Wednesday, Dec. 17, All Day Where: Whole Foods Markets in Carmel (14598 Clay Terrace Blvd.) and Indianapolis (1300 E 86th St) What: Shop at Whole Foods Market® in Indianapolis and Carmel on Wednesday, December 17 and 5% of the day's sales will be donated to Peace Learning Center. PLC representatives will be on hand and light refreshments will be served from 11-1 pm and 5-7 pm.
Click here to Schedule Now! What is included in an Energizing Indiana home energy assessment? Energizing Indiana's energy advisors will not only show you ways to save energy by making your home more efficient; they'll even install an energy savings kit to help you start saving energy right away. Your energy advisor will install the following measure for you: • Efficient CFLs replacing traditional incandescent light bulbs • Energy efficient faucet aerators • Energy efficient showerhead(s) • Water heater pipe insulation Once your home's energy assessment is complete, you will receive a comprehensive report detailing what can be done to start saving energy and make your home more comfortable. Energizing Indiana programs are funded by utility rates and there are no separate fees to participate. What does our nonprofit organization receive? For every supporter who completes a home energy assessment, Energizing Indiana will donate $25 to our nonprofit organization. Click here to schedule your assessment! Be sure to share this information with family and friends, encouraging them to participate and raise funds for Peace Learning Center, too.