The following is from a Kids for Peace Press Release
Thirteen year old Amira and her ten year old twin brothers Mateo and David, are the proud children of an Egyptian-American mother and an African-American father. In the past they have traveled throughout the world, including a trip to Egypt right before the Revolution of 2011. Now they are packing their bags for a trip of a lifetime to New York City to present their Peace Pledge at the United Nations.
Amira, David and Mateo are members of Kids for Peace, a global nonprofit based in Carlsbad, CA. Kids for Peace was invited to share their Peace Pledge in honor of the UN's International Day of Peace. According to Mateo, "There are so many scary things going on in our world right now, but I now that kids can do something about it. I know that kids can lead the way to a better future for everyone."
Thirty Kids for Peace youth from diverse socioeconomic, racial and cultural backgrounds, will join Amira, Mateo and David to share their powerful message at the United Nations, the Statue of Liberty, a local Harlem Elementary School, the 9-11 Memorial, the New Jersey vs. New York hockey pre-game show and at a Pep Rally for Peace in Central Park. They will spend four days putting the words of their Peace Pledge into action.
The entire New York Peace Pledge Tour will be captured by award winning Carlsbad High School youth filmmakers.
Kids for Peace, a non-profit that was established in 2006, has grown into a global organization that has launched over 150 chapters. Each chapter, made of boys and girls of all ages, provides a platform for young people to actively engage in socially conscious leadership, community service, arts, environmental stewardship and global friendship. In 2012, Kids for Peace traveled to Washington DC where they presented their Peace Pledge on the House Floor of Congress during their inaugural DC Peace Pledge Tour.