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One Kuleana: Student Global Leadership Initiative
PeaceJam Hawai'i is a soon to be recognized RSO at Hawai'i Pacific University, promoting peace to youth via service learning projects with a strong connection to Nobel Peace Prize winners.
You are receiving this email because someone on our interim steering committee thought that you have experiences, qualifications or passions that align directly with the mission of PeaceJam as well with a large project we are undertaking in April. Over the past six months we have been hard at work to bring this global leadership outreach opportunity to HPU, and it is very exciting to see it begin to take shape.
We are looking first to form an integrated board who will help to firmly establish this PeaceJam Hawai'i group (www.peacejam.org) in hopes of one day soon hosting a youth conference on campus with one of the participating Nobel Peace Prize winners. Our short term goal is to have a meaningful youth leadership conference in April, at which, you, or someone in your organization, can help to advocate and educate within your passion area to interested local youth. Students will practice concepts for effective service leadership and problem-solving in order to address real-world issues. The goal is to cultivate practical skills to be global citizens in an ever-changing Hawai'i. While walking in the footsteps of world peace leaders, students will be able to identify that their own voice can be used to make a difference.
The interim steering committee, currently overseen by both HPU and UH students, wants you to be a part of this inclusive student global citizenship conference initiative. What makes this conference so unique is its scope and the primary audience: it is not college students but local high school students with college students as peer mentors.
PeaceJam Hawaii will be working with various organizations and departments at both HPU and UH (i.e.- Student Government Association, RSO’s, departments). All groups will be working to advance the next generation of leaders and connect these students to the local community under the umbrella of the Global Call to Action items (attached).
Please join us at one of the available information sessions or email Mondy Jamshidi to set-up a personal session to learn more about our project and how your group or department can be become involved.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 9AM-11AM
Location: Sea Warrior Center (Mondy Jamshidi)
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 3PM-4PM
Location: Sea Warrior Center, (Saige Martin)
Hawaii Loa Campus:
Thursday, February 17, 2011, TBD by request
Friday, February 18, 2011, TBD by request
Please RSVP with the date to Mondy Jamshidi at PeaceJamHawaii@gmail.com for one of the above time slots by February 8th (may not require the full time). The interim steering committee could not be more excited to see such an amazing opportunity afforded to the HPU and UH communities and we look forward to seeing this event become a success with such pragmatic and open leaders. Mahalo to all students and faculty who have contributed thus far, we look forward to working with you.