September 23, 2017
1980 Nobel Peace Laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel sends messages to Greece for International Peace Day
September 23, 2017
UNESCO and PeaceJam Greece International Peace Day
The UNESCO club of Argolis and PeaceJam Greece host the International Peace Day event, 'Children and Peace'. Students engage in dialogue on world peace, at the UNESCO world heritage site Epidaurus followed by a celebration in Nafplio, the first capital of Greece, led by the National Olympic Academy, Paralympic athletes, children's choirs and dance troops, creating a human tribute to world peace.
PeaceJam Greece Lifebag project comes full circle. PeaceJam Greece and American Farm School students deliver Lifebags to youth in northern Greece.
JUNE 13, 2016
EIMAI-PEACEJAM GREECE, WINS THE 2016 BILLION ACTS OF PEACE, HERO AWARD FOR "UPCOMING CHANGEMAKERS"!
EIMAI-Center for Emerging Young Leaders and PeaceJam Greece receives the 2016 HERO AWARD as "Upcoming Changemakers" in Monaco, on June 13, 2016, by Nobel Laureate, Rigoberta Mechu Tum of Guatemala for initiating the "LIFEBAG PROJECT" -- a schools project in Greece to support unaccompanied refugee youth. The "Billion Acts of Peace Campaign' awards 5 projects globally each year for contributing to positive change in the world. This year's recipients impacted communities in Greece, India, Columbia, Burkina Faso and Honduras. This Nobel Peace Laureate campaign has inspired more than 10 millions acts of service and social change around the world and aims to reach one billion by 2019!
Ellen Froustis, M.Ed., M.A.
EIMAI - Executive Director
Regional Director PeaceJam Greece
Web : www.eimai.org
Mobile : 694-8888-962
THE LIFEBAG PROJECT
EIMAI and PEACEJAM Greece Calls on students of Greece to participate in the 'LIFEBAG PROJECT" ....an initiative to fill bookbags with necessary items that will benefit unaccompanied refugee youth who are alone in Greece as a result of war in their country that seperated them from the parents and guardians. All bookbags and items will be donated to the ARSIS refugee youth shelters in Greece. See our presentation for more information.
JOIN US FOR PEACEJAM SUMMER-FOR YOUTH 14-18!!!
"COMPASSION IN ACTION!"
JUNE 27-JULY 1: PLATON SCHOOLS
JULY 4-8: ITHACA ISLAND
JULY 11-15: AMERICAN FARM SCHOOL, THESSALONIKI
Join us for an experiential youth leadership program based on the Nobel Laureates of Peace. Choose 1, 2, or 3 weeks of personal leadership development to examine the leadership strengths you need to become a thought leader of tomorrow. Learn about the root causes of the world's most greatest challenges. Understand how Nobel Laureates make positive change in the world. Trace Odysseus' footpaths in Ithaca to find your leadership potential. Join cross border youth to examine peace-building between cultures, genders and nations. Create a community service or social innovation project to change your community! Join us for three weeks of inspiration, education and action!!!
june 11, 2016 - july 17, 2016
GREEK ODYSSEY SUMMER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
EIMAI Center for Emerging Young Leaders invites you on a journey of personal and civic inquiry, enlightenment and initiative-- challenging today’s beliefs about democracy, justice, privilege, power and the pursuit of happiness.
During this unique five week Hellenic Global Leadership and Civic Engagement course students will peer through the eyes of the greatest orators, artisans, philosophers and leaders to examine how one’s personal and civic choices impact the stability of our world. Students will examine the cultural, geopolitical and economic challenges faced by Greece today and question the crisis of ethical lead-
ership and collective responsibility.
Through experiential, artistic, and community based learning, students will examine the parameters and barriers to personal and social change. Working with refugees, youth and the environment, students will serve the community and in the process ponder how past Hellenic Ideals and Virtues for personal excellence can shape our personal, professional and civic leadership potential for a socially just world.
Students will also discover how the landscape and topography define the Greek character and culture, as they explore the sundrenched natural environment in five culturally diverse locations sailing, trekking, rafting and rock climbing. Students will work with local and international artists, writers, photographers to develop an appreciation for artistic expression.
Our goal is for students to complete this journey of self-discovery and find their own Polaris--through Aristotle’s Golden Mean (“nothing in excess”)---- to align their purpose, potential and leadership path as enlightened and conscientious global citizen leaders forging through the complexities of the world.
(The Greek Odyssey Summer Leadership Challenge is an experiential interdisciplinary university level course that examines leadership and social change from historical and contemporary leadership studies, ethics, culture, world history, politics, language & literature, sociology, psy-chology, technology, media & the arts.)
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Ellen Froustis, M.Ed, M.A.
Adjunct Psychology Faculty, Hellenic American University
EIMAI-AFS-HAU at University of Winchester PeaceJam Conference March 11-13th, 2016
EIMAI, American Farm School and Hellenic American University students attend PeaceJam Conference at University of Winchester in the U.K. with Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Mechum Tum, of Mayan Ancestry, who fought for the rights of the indigenous people in Guatemala . Student Mentors led workshops for more than 200 High School students on global issues. Youth mentors from American Indian ancestry also attended and worked with students. Students presented their community service projects that became part of the Billion Acts of Peace Campaign .
february 20, 2016
PEACE JAM GREECE YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE AMERICAN FARM SCHOOL OF GREECE
EIMAI-Center for Emerging Young Leaders in collaboration with PEACEJAM U.K. and the American Farm School of Greece invites you to attend the first PEACEJAM GREECE Youth Leadership Conference for youth ages 13 -18.
PeaceJam is an international peace education program guided by the work of 13 Nobel Laureates of Peace to facilitate youth leadership, civic responsibility & engagement and advocacy for peace, social justice and human rights. (Led by Desmond Tutu, Dalai Lama, Jody Williams, Aung San Suu Kyi, Adolpho Perez, Oscar Arias, Miread Maguire, Betty Williams and others)
The theme of this year’s one-day youth conference will be “Refugees: Looking for a Place to Call Home”. Students will engage in simulations and experiential workshops and activities to enhance our understanding of the plight of refugees to escape war and find safety and acceptance in their new life. Students will participate in a collaborative community service project to benefit refugee children. Student & Teacher workshops will be facilitated by PeaceJam U.K. (Conference is in english with translator available)
WHERE: American Farm School, Marinou Antipa 54, Thessaloniki Greece
WHEN: Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10:00a.m.- 6p.m.
WHY: To develop the next generation of citizen leaders with integrity and purpose to sustain social harmony and world peace.
WHAT TO BRING:
• A poster per school, group or individual that reflects the theme of “inclusion and cooperation”
• A donated new or used clothing item or pair of shoes for children or adults
DEADLINE TO REGISTER:
Email your intentions by February 8, 2016: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring with you completed Teacher & Student registration forms
Ellen Froustis, EIMAI Exec-Director/ Conference Coordinator
email@example.com / Tel: 210-639-9495 / 694-8888-962
(see www.peacejam.org for registration forms)
Sofia Kouvelakis, Bodossakis Foundation & Eleni Kostelidou, ARSIS Thessaloniki
JUNE 17, 2015
The Loukoumi Make-a-Difference Foundation awards EIMAI at an Awards Ceremony in New York for promoting civic responsibility in schools in Greece. More than 600 students in Greece read the Loukoumi story and "planted the seeds of good deeds". They purchased wheelchairs for children with mobility challenges throughout Athens, including K.E.P.E.P. Lehainon, a center for physically and cognitively impaired young adults in Lehaina Hleia.
JUNE 15, 2015
Ellen Froustis, Executive Director of EIMAI, will give a presentation at the National Geographic Learning Educational Forum about Learning in the 21st Century, at the Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece.