We all hate to say goodbye to summer and all of its pot-luck barbecues, hazy pool days, and easygoing evenings at the park or playground. Although it will soon be time to put away the sunscreen and the picnic blanket, new opportunities are just around the corner. As you get back into the swing of the school year, consider getting involved with PeacePlayers International. Explore this list to learn more about how to help in our mission to unite, educate, and inspire young people in divided communities around the world through basketball.
Raise awareness for PPI at a special celebration or birthday party. Many students in the US and Canada have chosen to support PPI for their bar and bat mitzvahs, asking family and friends to donate to the organization in honor of their special day. Read more about the work of some of these amazing young leaders here and here.
Think about working with PPI on a service-learning project for your school or community center. Read more about how 6th graders at Alice Deal Middle School used Give Back Day to start a dialogue about global citizenship.
Put together a basketball game or tournament. Donnie and Vance Walter, brothers from Gonzaga College High School, have organized two annual three-on-three tournaments to benefit PeacePlayers International.
Enjoy a cause-motivated night in or out. In the past, supporters have hosted successful raffles, house parties and pub nights to benefit PPI.
Discover grassroots activism and social media. Razoo.com lets you set up a simple, fun webpage to support your favorite nonprofits, including PeacePlayers International, and find the tools to recruit your friends and family as fellow activists. We have also partnered with Do Something, a nonprofit organization with a large network of resources for young activists.
Visit our website for more info about different ways to help out as a teen, college student, teacher, coach, club leader, or adult volunteer, and see how you can contribute here. We are so grateful to the many friends of PPI for making our programs possible! With your assist, we can all strive to develop leaders for peace all around the world.