For us, there was more to our summer than just beaches, BBQs and parades. It was a time to be together with other youth and spend our Saturdays with the kids of the School of Peace and the elderly of Hopkins Nursing Home.

From trips to the zoo and the museum to birthday parties in East River Park and picnics at Central Park, the moments we spent together this summer remind us that we are truly happy when we dream together.

                                                                                                                                                       NYC youth at Queens Zoo


A mix of generations in friendship at Hopkins Nursing Home
A mix of generations at Hopkins Nursing Home

High school and college youth came together this summer from all 5 boroughs of New York City (even Staten Island) and a group of youth from Kingsport, Tennessee joined us for a School of Peace trip to the Queens Zoo.

At the Queens Zoo
At the Queens Zoo with youth from Kingsport, Tennessee
The youth from Tennessee played some Dominican-style baseball with the School of Peace kids in Queens.
Youth of all backgrounds came together for the kids
Annual summer picnic in Central Park
Summer picnic in Central Park
Bird watching in Central Park with the School of Peace
Trip to the Queens Zoo with the School of Peace kids
Things got a little crazy at the Queens Zoo

This summer and the fun times and many laughs we had showed us that living together in the service of others is the path to happiness.

Youth for Peace USA, First Meeting in NYC
Youth for Peace USA, First Meeting in NYC
Summer might be ending but the Youth for Peace movement is heating up …