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PeacePlayers-Middle East Welcomes New LDP Participants!

This week’s blog is about the expansion of PP – ME’s Leadership Development Program, which has brought in a new cadre of young basketball players on their way to become the next generation of PeacePlayers leaders.

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New participants hear from the veterans about their experience with PeacePlayers!

This year, PP – ME’s Leadership Development Programs has taken its next step forward as veteran participants of the program have become mentors for new recruits. Twenty-five new members have joined the LDP this year, some as young as twelve. Among them are highly skilled basketball players who have joined the program in order to play on the prestigious All-Stars teams.  Others are long-time members from PeacePlayers Basketball Clubs in East and West Jerusalem. But for all, joining the LDP is an opportunity to step up their game, acquire new conflict resolutions skills, and become leaders in the program. Thanks to mentoring by the older participants, our newcomers have already taken part in different LDP activities, which have included two social action projects at the Hand in Hand school in Jaffa with young children, and two leadership and conflict resolutions sessions. It was great to see how this new, impressive group had no trouble making all four of these events creative, exciting and fun!

But it’s not just the newcomers who are benefiting from this new direction in the program. For veteran participants, this is an amazing opportunity to serve as mentors, and to use the skills they have developed over the years in their intensive leadership and conflict resolution trainings. Their first-hand experience has proven to be invaluable as they guide the younger LDP, especially those less familiar with PP – ME, into a new cross-community culture.  The expansion of the program is also an opportunity for veterans of the LDP to take on even more leadership roles within the organization, as they plan, oversee and assume responsibility for projects, retreats and workshops.

We wish all our veterans and newcomers, all our mentors and mentorees, the best of luck, and are excited to welcome a new generation of PeacePlayer leaders!

 

PeacePlayersIntlPeacePlayers-Middle East Welcomes New LDP Participants!

PeacePlayers-Middle East Welcomes New LDP Participants!

This week’s blog is about the expansion of PP – ME’s Leadership Development Program, which has brought in a new cadre of young basketball players on their way to become the next generation of PeacePlayers leaders.

ME Blog

New participants hear from the veterans about their experience with PeacePlayers!

This year, PP – ME’s Leadership Development Programs has taken its next step forward as veteran participants of the program have become mentors for new recruits. Twenty-five new members have joined the LDP this year, some as young as twelve. Among them are highly skilled basketball players who have joined the program in order to play on the prestigious All-Stars teams.  Others are long-time members from PeacePlayers Basketball Clubs in East and West Jerusalem. But for all, joining the LDP is an opportunity to step up their game, acquire new conflict resolutions skills, and become leaders in the program. Thanks to mentoring by the older participants, our newcomers have already taken part in different LDP activities, which have included two social action projects at the Hand in Hand school in Jaffa with young children, and two leadership and conflict resolutions sessions. It was great to see how this new, impressive group had no trouble making all four of these events creative, exciting and fun!

But it’s not just the newcomers who are benefiting from this new direction in the program. For veteran participants, this is an amazing opportunity to serve as mentors, and to use the skills they have developed over the years in their intensive leadership and conflict resolution trainings. Their first-hand experience has proven to be invaluable as they guide the younger LDP, especially those less familiar with PP – ME, into a new cross-community culture.  The expansion of the program is also an opportunity for veterans of the LDP to take on even more leadership roles within the organization, as they plan, oversee and assume responsibility for projects, retreats and workshops.

We wish all our veterans and newcomers, all our mentors and mentorees, the best of luck, and are excited to welcome a new generation of PeacePlayer leaders!

 

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