2010 YOUTH AWARD
Kids for Peace
United States, Global
At age 16, Danielle Gram founded Kids for Peace, a nonprofit organization which provides opportunities for children of all ages and backgrounds to learn about other cultures and be service-oriented leaders, peace builders and environmental activists in their communities.
When Danielle began Kids for Peace in 2006, she never imagined that her only brother would become a murder victim. This tragic loss motivated Danielle to approach her mission of peace-building with a new sense of conviction and urgency. Since 2006, Kids for Peace has grown to have more than 75 chapters spanning the globe—positively impacting the lives of disadvantaged children throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Danielle will used World of Children’s grant funds to strengthen Kids for Peace’s capacity to meet increasing demand for their programs worldwide. Danielle’s vision is to establish Kids for Peace chapters where non-violence and positive reinforcement education is most needed so that even the most disadvantaged children become empowered to cultivate peace for themselves, their families, and their communities.