Date(s) - Wednesday, July 19, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa
NewGen Peacebuilders 2017
Emcee Casey D’Angelo
This year our Rotary Club sponsored a group of 21 students from seven different high schools in Santa Rosa to be a part of the NewGen Peacebuilders program. They learned about different types of violence and ways that peace can be built. An essential part of the program is developing a Peace Project that they then implement. This year the group chose two different projects with about half the students working on each. One of the projects is H.O.P.E. (Homeless, Opportunities, Possibilities, and Equality) is bringing awareness of the Homeless in Santa Rosa. The second project, Plant Roots of Peace, worked with a non-profit group on raising awareness and funds for a project in Vietnam that removes landmines from fields and gives farmers supplies to plant and grow peppercorn trees. At our July 19th meeting, students will describe each of their projects and how the program has impacted their lives.