This winter JPB returned to the Sts. Tarkmanchatz Armenian School in Jerusalem to lead an improved Leadership and Peace Education program. Using a newly designed curriculum by renowned peacebuilder Paula Green, along with guest educators and service projects, the teens explore a wide range of theoretical understandings of leadership and peace-building, as well as benefiting from opportunities for applied practice and developing relationships with Arab and Jewish youth engaged in similar leadership programs.
Now in its second year, the program focuses on high school students currently in the 10th and 11th grades. JPB alums at the school have opportunities to hone their leadership skills in preparation for the Summer Youth Leadership Institute in Brattleboro by assisting their peers in the program before returning to the USA this summer.