All about Youth

#OurCommon Calvert County-wide Youth Leadership


We participate with Peace Through Action USA through the Calvert Peace Project. Our purpose:

Develop Leadership across generations, build relationships within our diverse community, and unify organized action.

Bridge gaps with conversation, challenge stereotypes, while building lasting relationships. Develop youth leaders. Get real about tough issues. All youth and adults from across Calvert County are asked and invited to join in mutual leadership to advance this shared purpose and action.

Activities have included….

-Videoconferences with youth from Amman, Jordan

-Youth Advocacy Day in Annapolis, in partnership with Calvert County Public Schools

Field trips to the National Cathedral, the Holocaust Museum, the National Zoo, and justice organizations and churches in Baltimore

-“Project Spudnick”: Growing potatoes and vegetables to be donated to food banks

-Book Discussions, like “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

-Visits to the mosques in Baltimore and in Calvert County, including dialogues with youth and leaders of other faiths

-Bonfire and hotdog roast

-Courageous Conversations Retreats

-Mock election year town hall meetings


Children and youth develop themselves as leaders:   leaders in thinking, speaking, and action.  We provide safe spaces where children, adolescents, and teens can bring their deepest thoughts, their most troubling and most random questions, and their wildest dreams.

Youth travel to sites in the community to see projects, problems, and people that relate to our focus themes:  protecting the environment; global, racial, and religious diversity; and ridding Calvert County and the world of poverty, homelessness, and hunger.

We discuss and try to understand what we saw, pose new questions, and decide on a next direction in our shared work. Youth design their own small- and large-scale service projects.

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