“While the world is talking about walls and tunnels, the Power of Peace Project is presently building bridges of hope and peace between the youth on both sides of the border. The kids in Tijuana now have a voice and they are shouting for PEACE.” – Kit Cummings
POPP in Tijuana, Mexico
The Power of Peace Project has launched a Peace Initiative in one of the most dangerous areas of Tijuana, Mexico. We have partnered with Bridge to the Future, Inc. and Letics Sports, Inc. to begin working with the beautiful kids in that violent region using sports to help them get off the streets and stay in school. During the week of Cinco De Mayo we will launch the POPP 40 Days of Peace inside La Mesa and El Hongo prisons in Tijuana and Mexicali, to work with rival gangs and cartels inside these tough Mexican facilities. But the major focus will be launching the 40 Days of Peace with 180 teens on the local soccer clubs, and teaching them to become young peacemakers and how to change their community from the inside out. With protection from the local landowners, business leaders, and criminal organizations we will work to rescue these kids, and also help their fathers rehabilitate and come back into the community as productive citizens. Each of the three POPP phases will culminate with community events featuring music, food, games and a celebration for the kids and their families– this will be truly historical as rival factions come together to provide protection for these young athletes. Pray for PEACE in Tijuana… if it can happen there, it can happen anywhere!
POPP at the King Center
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