A Peace Hero is a well-recognized role model chosen by the Kids for Peace children. A Peace Hero lives by the words of our Peace Pledge. A Peace Hero contributes in a positive way and inspires us each to be our best self. A Peace Hero makes our world a better place.

R.J. Palacio, our 2018 Peace Hero

R. J. Palacio is the author/illustrator of children’s bestselling novel Wonder, which promotes a message of kindness, and has inspired the Choose Kind movement. The book was later adapted to film, where the story’s important message spread to an even larger audience!

We are thrilled to honor R.J. Palacio during an intimate and WONDERous event. We hope you can join us!

FEATURING

WONDERful dinner by Vigilucci’s Italian Cuisine

WONDERlicious dessert by Isabelle Briens French Pastry Cafe

WONDERous wine by world class wineries

Toe-tapping WONDERment

Devon Pinto 

Sage Creek High School Jazz Band featuring Kids for Peace member Ethan Hardy

WONDER-themed silent auction

A sneak peek into some of the WONDER

The Wonders of Music starring a Taylor Guitar

The Wonders of Date Night featuring a night out at the Belly Up and Jake’s Del Mar

The Wonders of Action Sports to be filmed with a new GoPro Hero 6

The Wonders of Reading proudly showcasing autographed children’s books

A surprise WONDERgift for all guests by Pura Vida Bracelets

…and much more!

Evening Agenda

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I pledge to use my words to speak in a kind way.

As part of the Peace of My Heart project, kids all over the world distribute hearts with messages of love and hope.

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I pledge to help others as I go throughout my day.

The SAI International School Kids for Peace chapter in Bhubaneswar, India hosts a book drive, installs a library, and shares story time with underserved neighborhood friends.

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I pledge to care for our earth with my healing heart and hands.

The Kids for Peace founding chapter in California, USA creates a public service announcement (PSA) to encourage others to protect and save the ocean.

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I pledge to respect people in each and every land.

Kids learn about children in other cultures and then create Peace Packs (knapsacks filled with school supplies, toiletries, toys, and a note of friendship) to give to their new friends.

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I pledge to join together as we unite the big and small.

Kids in the United States show their unity at school with a giant peace sign.

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I pledge to do my part to create PEACE for one and all.

Kids use their Peace Pledge Workbooks to learn how they can put peace into action at the Kids for Peace School and Peace Center of Pakistan.

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I pledge to use my words to speak in a kind way.

The Kids for Peace founding chapter in California, USA uses kind words to express gratitude at a city council meeting.

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I pledge to help others as I go throughout my day.

The Kids for Peace Sierra Leone chapter in Freetown, Sierra Leone grows vegetables in a community garden and shares the harvest with those in need.

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I pledge to care for our earth with my healing heart and hands.

Kids tend their school garden at the Kids for Peace School of Kenya.

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I pledge to respect people in each and every land.

Kids travel to other countries,learn about each other, and make new friends.

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I pledge to join together as we unite the big and small.

The SAI International School Kids for Peace chapter in Bhubaneswar, India brightens the spirits of local elders with cards, flowers, songs, and happy conversations.

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I pledge to do my part to create PEACE for one and all.

Kids express their commitment to creating peace through art at the Kids for Peace School of Kenya.

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I pledge to use my words to speak in a kind way.

The Kids for Peace Salone chapter in Sierra Leone uses kind words through song to uplift friends.

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I pledge to help others as I go throughout my day.

The Gombe Education Brand Kids for Peace chapter in Kampala, Uganda collects and delivers useful supplies for babies in need.

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I pledge to care for our earth with my healing heart and hands.

The Killara Kids for Peace chapter in Sydney, Australia cleans up local unoccupied land.

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I pledge to respect people in each and every land.

Kids express love and care through chapter to chapter messages.

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I pledge to join together as we unite the big and small.

The Kids for Peace founding chapter in California, USA joins together to take care of animals.

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I pledge to do my part to create PEACE for one and all.

One by one, kids from chapters all over the United States inspire others during their rallies for peace.

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