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Students Learn About Battle of Blair Mountain

During their summer break, students from the ACE mentoring program in Logan County toured Southern Community and Technical College where they learned about all the different college options available right in their backyard.  After the tour, we took a trip over the mountain to Blair Community Center and Museum.  The students learned about the historic labor struggle known as the Battle of Blair Mountain, coal mining's effect on water quality, and what life was like in the coal camps of Logan County.  

AFSC's Program Update April 2012

This is a recording of the American Friends Service Committee’s Monthly Program Update call from April 19, 2012 with Shan Cretin, AFSC’s General Secretary. Shan sat down with Keith Harvey, Regional Director, of the Cambridge, MA office to discuss AFSC's Truth and Reconciliation work with the Wabanaki Youth program. 

ACE Students Visit Quaker School and D.C.

During their spring break, students from the BAPs (Believing All is Possible!) mentoring program at Logan High School took a trip to Sandy Spring Friends School in Sandy Spring, MD and Washington D.C.

At Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS), Logan students shadowed SSFS students to their classes and attended a schoolwide Quaker meeting, where they were amazed that hundreds of high school students stayed in quiet reflections for over thirty minutes.  The kids visited the school gardens and got to go zip-lining too!

AFSC Annual Benefit and the "If I had A trillion Dollars Youth Film Festival"

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

American Friends Service Committee--Chicago and National Priorities Project proudly presents the Second Annual AFSC Benefit and the "If I Had A Trillion Dollars" Youth Film Festival. Join us for a night of peace, dialogue, and activism!

Private Reception  -  6:00 PM

Empowering for the Future

Mia Jones working with youth

Mia Jones working with youth

Mia Jones working with youth from the Ashburn Elementary School in Baltimore, Maryland.

Our future is only as strong as the young people we have invested in as a community. Miafere “Mia” Jones is a young woman doing just that in Baltimore City, not just investing in our youth, but also offering herself as a resource to those in need of guidance. The 24 year-old bright, beautiful, and multi-talented Jones is currently the program director for Baltimore Youth Empowerment through conflict resolution for the American Friends Service Committee.

Archipelago Cultural Festival: Relighting Indonesia's Youth Pledge

Peace Torch

peace torch

Youth from different faiths, together lift the peace torch and wish for peace in Archipelago.

Hundreds of people gathered recently in the Tegal Terban field of, Yogyakarta, Indonesia to watch the Archipelago Cultural Festival. It featured numerous cultural performances by students and groups from all over Indonesia, and culminated in a commemoration of the Youth Pledge Day celebrating unity and nationalism.

The youth group Archipelago Rainbow Circle, Terban village residents and Jorje TV Station collaborated to produce the festival.

AFSC 2011 Highlights

This report provides examples of the work your generous support has made possible this year. As you read it, we are confident that the progress shown will fuel your optimism and determination. Thank you for being part of our community!


What Would Youth Do with $1 Trillion?

Dear Friends,

With President Obama's confirmation that all US troops will leave Iraq by the end of the year it's time again to consider the human and financial costs of war. More than $1 trillion have been spent on Iraq and Afghanistan, just imagine what benefit that money could have wrought. It’s time to hear what  young people – who will be paying for these wars for years to come – have to say about how best to remedy the distorted spending priorities shown in the current federal budget.

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