Editor's note: this guest blog post was written by Patricia Shafer, Chief Catalyst (Executive Director), Mothering Across Continents.
Nobel Laureate Dr. Oscar Arias said, "Peace is not a dream; it is hard work, and there is nothing naïve, glamorous or simplistic about it." So, it's inspiring when young people use their time, energy, and voices to advocate for peace in a faraway country. That's the focus of a group of students in the Any1Can Club at Myers Park, the largest high school Charlotte, North Carolina. On July 9, the third anniversary of South Sudan's Independence Day, they launched the "Memes for Peace" project following a year of learning about South Sudan and universal principles of conflict resolution. [view whole blog post ]