International Day of Peace

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The International Day of Peace, established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly, is celebrated worldwide every September 21. This year’s theme is “End racism. Build peace.”  International Day of Peace provides a powerful opportunity to engage youth in diverse peace-related activities that can inspire them to make a positive difference in their world. … read more »


Celebrate World Humanitarian Day

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We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.~Fred Rogers Each year on August 19th, we celebrate World Humanitarian … read more »


Fostering Social Wellness in the Classroom

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Educators don’t just instruct on curriculum – they are extremely invested and intertwined with their students’ lives and well-being. If an educator isn’t prioritizing self-care and social wellness, they can experience burnout for themselves, their students, or both. ~Heather Ngoma July is Social Wellness Month. The concept of incorporating self-care and social wellness practices into … read more »


Supporting Refugee Students in the Classroom

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June 20th is World Refugee Day, established by the UN to honor the courage and perseverance of people forced to flee their home country. Among these refugees are school-aged children entering communities largely unknown to them. With that influx, public school systems have taken on the responsibility of welcoming and supporting these students. Supporting refugee … read more »