Welcome to the Great Lakes PeaceJam Website!
Great Lakes PeaceJam is a regional affiliate of the PeaceJam Foundation. We are located in Kalamazoo, Michigan and service the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. We are offer programming for grades K-12, college students, and incarcerated youth. Great Lakes PeaceJam is administered by Seeding Change, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Learn more about us.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Great Lakes PeaceJam is proud to present Nobel Peace Prize recipient Shirin Ebadi of Iran on April 12th to Western Michigan University’s Bernhard Center, marking the 11th anniversary of bringing Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to Kalamazoo.
"What you have to give the world is enough..."
...was the message delivered by Keynote Speaker Jenn Gibbons at the 2012 Great Lakes PeaceJam Slam on November 17. Over 135 teens, 22 college mentors, and 46 volunteers, staff, and club advisors came together at Battle Creek Central High School for a day of learning and service that was centered on the host city itself. Our opening ceremony featured a video created by Battle Creek PeaceJammers (scroll down to view it!) and we were welcomed to town by the incomparable Terry Burleson (a former PeaceJammer himself).
Wondering how to follow along with our interns' adventures while they work with us? Now you can!
This is a great inside look into Great Lakes PeaceJam. They will be sharing their stories from moments in the office to conferences and everything in-between. Check them out!
Want to get more involved?
Want to hang out with Nobel Peace Prize Winners?
Well, now is your chance: The Great Lakes PeaceJam Task Force is currently seeking new members!
April 13-14, 2013
Join Great Lakes PeaceJam as we celebrate our 11th annual Youth Conference! This exciting event will bring together over 200 PeaceJammers from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana who will experience life on a college campus, participate in hands-on service projects, meet new friends, attend exciting workshops, and present their Global Call to Action projects to Nobel Peace Prize Winner Shirin Ebadi!
We're attempting to help Great Lakes PeaceJam/Seeding Change change the world, one Button at a time, one person at a time, $10 at a time.
Through 11/21/11, each new iGive member supporting Great Lakes PeaceJam/Seeding Change means a $10 bonus (free, no purchase necessary), plus a portion of any shopping they might do also helps. They need to install the free iGive Button and try it for at least 90 days (through the holiday shopping season!)
Great Lakes PeaceJam is pleased to announce an online giving campaign focused on our LGBTQ work. Help us raise $5,000 to support PeaceJam clubs participating in our LGBTQ Action Program
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who has already donated to our LGBTQ Action Program via GlobalGiving. As of June 20th, we have already raised $2,025! This campaign will remain open until we hit our $5,000, so please donate today!