Twenty Peace Poles awarded, an initiative of the United Way of Broward County and the School Board of Broward County, Florida-USA

2011-2015

We would like to let you know that for the 2014-15 school year the initiative Choose Peace/Stop Violence, a collaboration by United Way of Broward County and the School Board of Broward County, Florida, gave six WPPS Peace Poles to our local schools in recognition of their work towards a community that honors  peace, cooperation, tolerance and  positive change. To date, we have given away 20 WPPS Peace Poles in our school district since the initiative was founded in 2010. Many schools rededicated their Peace Poles during our county-wide Peace Week celebrations (Sept. 21-25)

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Glades Middle School, Miramar, FL (Planted in December 2014)
Cooper City Elementary, Cooper city, FL (Planted in May in 2015)
Renaissance Charter Schools at Pines, Pembroke Pines, FL (Planting schedule TBA)
Ramble Wood Middle School, Coral Springs, FL (Planting scheduled for December 2015)

Silver Shores Elementary, Miramar, FL
McNicol Middle School, Hollywood, FL
Silver Shores Elementary and McNicol Middle School held their Peace Pole planting ceremony on Sept. 25th

Over a 150 schools from our district are participate in our Choose Peace Week celebration and engage in global activities such as CHALK4PEACE, a  sidewalk painting festival that happens at 400 sites worldwide every September in an effort to bring together communities to spread messages of inspiration and visions of peace.

Here is a list of all 20 locations that we have awarded Peace Poles throughout the years:

2010-2011

Charles Drew Elementary School, Pompano Beach, FL

2011-2012

Griffin Elementary School, Cooper City, FL
Sunrise Middle School, Sunrise, FL
Atlantic Technical Center and Technical High School, Coconut Creek, FL

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2012-2013

Beachside Montessori Village School, Hollywood, FL
Everglades Elementary School, Weston, FL
McFatter Tech. High School, Davie, FL

McFatter HS

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2013-2014

Castle Hill Elementary School, Lauderhill, FL
Dania Beach Community Project, Olson Middle School, Dania Beach Elementary, Collins Elementary, Dania Beach, FL
Deerfield Beach Elementary School, Deerfield Beach, FL
J.P. Taravella High School, Coral Springs, FL
Bair Middle School, Sunrise, FL
United Way of Broward County, FL ( Not planted yet, due to construction)
Broward County School’s Dept. of Diversity, Prevention and Intervention, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Taravella HS

2014-2015

Glades Middle School, Miramar, FL
Renaissance Charter Schools at Pines, Pembroke Pines– Entry by Melanie Hosein-Find (Mrs. Arboleda’s class)
Ramble Wood Middle School, Coral Springs –Sergio Prieto and Javeline Taylor (Mrs. McKinstry’s Class)
Silver Shores Elementary, Miramar, FL
McNicol Middle School, Hollywood, FL
Cooper City Elementary, Cooper City, FL

Beachside Montessori

The IMAGINE PEACE WISH TREE PROJECT which is inspired by John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1,000,000 international “Imagine Peace Tree” project which is installed in public spaces around the world including the International Peace Palace in the Hague, Netherlands. Invited guests and passersby are invited to write a peace wish on a white tag to hang in a special tree on display. Peace wishes are collected and mailed to the Imagine Peace Tower, in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Thank You.

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Anita de Jong – Fraley l Coordinator, Community Relations & Media
United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse
http://www.drugfreebroward.org/ –  http://www.choosepeacestopviolence.org/
Ansin Building, 1300 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
afraley@UnitedWayBroward.org
Direct: 954.453.3727     954-462-4850 ext. 4850     Fax: (954) 462-4877

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