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Throughout the ceremony, GHC's Club Learn participants celebrated peace with the Run's representatives, including sharing what the word "peace" means to them, which you can watch in the video on the left.
In addition to donating a peace tree and plaque to Gads Hill Center's site in Pilsen, the Run's representatives shared stories and information about their nations of origin, played games with youth in Club Learn, and performed the Peace Run song you hear in the video.
This month, the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run visited Gads Hill Center's Club Learn program for a peace ceremony that culminated in the donation of a peace tree and plaque to GHC's Pilsen site. The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is a global torch relay that embodies humanity's universal aspiration for peace. Since its inception in 1987, the Run has traversed over 100 nations; it does not seek to raise money or highlight a political cause, but to create goodwill among peoples of all nations.
Gads Hill Center would like to thank the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run for bringing the torch to our organization and sharing aspirations for a peaceful world with GHC's youth. We hope to see you again in the future!
With the culmination of another academic year, the youth at Gads Hill Center (GHC) celebrated their achievements at the 2016 Teen Connection Portfolio Presentation Ceremony. This annual event gives program participants an opportunity to showcase their projects to their family, friends, and the GHC community.
Check out videos of the three presentations below!
At Gads Hill Center, we are honored to work with teens who have such a wide range of talents and abilities, who go above and beyond expectations, and who continue to give back to the program and their communities even after their tenure in Teen Connection.
We offer special congratulations to the 2016 seniors who will start college next fall:
Kendrick Rogers, Raylan Grace, and Monica Gamon.
We'd also like to thank the contributors who make Teen Connection possible:
Chicago White Sox
GPD Charitable Trust
NCLR Innovation Lab
Teen Connection is a college-preparatory program that serves high school students interested in attending college, and exposes youth to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, while maintaining a focus on post-secondary education. In the 14-year history of the program, 100% of Senior Fellows have graduated with a college acceptance letter in hand. Click here to learn more about Teen Connection and our other Youth Services programs.