Our Stories

Delivering Hope In Chicago During the Coronavirus Crisis

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our clubs are working hard in their communities, creating positivity and compassion in a time where there is much fear and uncertainty. One such club is the Play for Peace Chicago Goode Club, which recently put together a project to bring unity and identity to club members during this trying time. 

COVID-19 Crisis in Afghanistan: How You Can Help

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected countless communities of people in countries across the world, and Afghanistan’s Herat Province is no different. In a place where many live hand to mouth, lockdowns have left people without any source of income for food, basic necessities, or places to live.

Three Ways To Start Talking About Why Black Lives Matter

Right now, we are at a crucial tipping point in history. The senseless death of George Floyd last week brought years and years of heartbreak to the forefront, and bringing thousands of people together in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. As part of our effort to stand in solidarity for with the black community, here are three ways you can use experiential education to start the conversation about racial injustice, and help effect change in your home and in your world.

Coming Together Virtually to Support the Play for Peace Global Community

Every Tuesday and Thursday, our community of Play for Peace trainers and mentors gathers via Zoom to share how their communities are weathering the COVID-19 crisis. They also share tips and techniques for supporting their communities during this unpredictable time.

Action in Africa Amid the Coronavirus Crisis

With Coronavirus lockdowns expanding globally, billions of people in Africa are faced with unprecedented restrictions and turmoil. Despite all of this, our clubs there are working hard to support their communities, providing access to food, basic necessities, and emotional support.

Let’s Get Creative: Checking In With Kids Using Art Activities

As families adjust to a new work/life balance at home, children may find more time to fill during the day. Beyond screen time and outdoor play, art is a great and enriching way for kids to express themselves, and an effective communication tool for revealing their thoughts, interests, and feelings.

Earth Week Inspiration: A Look Back at Our Past Celebrations

This week is Earth Week! Since the coronavirus and social distancing have made it difficult for our clubs to physically observe together, we're taking a look back at past Earth Week celebrations to remind us of the amazing ways our clubs can, and will continue to, make our world a better place.

Using Technology to Communicate With Kids During the Coronavirus

As we adjust to new routines in quarantine, people are turning to technology more than ever. Parents especially must figure out how to deal with technology when it comes to their children. Learn how you can use this extra screen time to check in with your child and get a sense for how they're doing during this challenging time.

Nature’s Cure: Helping Children Find Wellness and Create Connection

A growing body of research is now focusing on the connection between nature and health and wellness, and the results are clear: experiencing nature has both psychological and physiological benefits. But how good is it for our health, and how can we use nature to connect with our children?

Make Checking In With Your Child a Time to Learn, Connect, and Co-Create

Now that you have a full house at home or are supporting your students in their houses, now is the time to check in with our children/students even more. Here are five fun and unique ways to “check in” with your children to give them new ways to express themselves—and help you know what is really going on with them!