“Young Peace Builders” is an Intercultural Understanding Project initiated by the Kings Bay Y and the Turkish CC in Brooklyn. The ultimate goal is to contribute to peace and harmony in the society by building bridges of long lasting friendships.
In this project, teens from Jewish-American and Turkish-American communities will come together to study the historical friendship between the Turkish and Jewish communities, to understand our history of friendship, to work on common social action projects and to compose their own vision of our past and our future. They will bring their vision to political and cultural leaders and they will share it with the community at large.
Kings Bay Y and Turkish Cultural Center Brooklyn strongly believe that together we can make a difference in our society by collaborating on common issues which will help our communities to learn and grow together. More importantly, we can educate each other and also engage our youth to become more understanding about our traditions and cultures and to share our visions for a better future.