About: How to Start a Bridges of Peace and Hope Club

About: How to Start a Bridges of Peace and Hope Club

What are Bridges of Peace and Hope Clubs?

Bridges of Peace and Hope Clubs are groups of students, teachers, and friends, making connections and taking actions that promote peace and understanding across cultures, around the world, and in our own communities.
Each BoPH Club is autonomous and will have a format of their own choosing. We encourage clubs to communicate and collaborate with other BoPH clubs, and with other organizations working to promote global awareness, education and peace.
There are no dues or fees to become a club. We only ask that your group make an effort to do the following:
  • Make New Friends and Learn About New Places
  • Share Your Creativity and Concerns
  • Work for Change That Will Help Others
  • Tell Us What You’re Doing and What You Hope to Do

    

Make Connections: Global Awareness

Making connections with people in communities that are unique and different than their own allows our club members to grow as citizens of the world. Our clubs use modern technology, educational tools, and neighborly compassion to learn about and connect with their BoPH partners. We believe global awareness can and should be fostered through genuine engagement and exchange.
There are many ways to build bridges of correspondence between BoPHopers from pen pal letters, to collaborative projects, and video chats. We encourage our clubs to make connections to make a change and will help at every step along the way!

     

Be Creative: Artistic Expression

To foster community and creativity among our clubs around the world, we invite clubs to contribute art each month centered on our Bridge of the Month themes. February’s theme is Love Is A Bridge. 
We remember that creativity comes from stepping outside our own experiences and encourage clubs to explore whatever artistic mediums and methods interest and excite them!
Writing, artwork, videos, and photos will be shared amongst our international clubs, on this site, and on social media.
This spring, Bridges of Peace and Hope will be publishing Bridges: Journal for Arts, Activism, and Awareness.
Check out our projects page to submit and learn more: http://bridgesofpeaceandhope.info/project/journal/ ‎

 

     

Work for Change: Service Learning

Bridges of Peace and Hope clubs are active members of their local and international community. They are always looking to use their gifts to make positive change in their communities.
Clubs plan and implement service actions to effect change locally and globally. Actions can include community service, fundraising for a charitable cause, or raising awareness.

    

Communicate: BoPH News and Storytelling

We love sharing the amazing work our clubs are doing with Bridges of Peace and Hope supporters around the world!  To help us do so, we ask each club submit “Club News” for our website. Updates can be shared in a simple report, newsletter, or video.  We ask you to include club actions, plans, and achievements.
As new clubs become established, they can submit regular contributions to the Bridges of Peace and Hope “Bridge of the Month” and “BoPH Good News.”