Helping

Children, Families, and Individuals

build futures that include self-suffiiciency and positive community involvement

“Full STEAM Ahead”

Dear Peace Family –

I might be dating myself by referencing an old children’s book classic, “The Little Engine that Could”, but the central theme “I think I can, I think I can . . .“ resonates when I think of all the ways Peace’s Summer Camps give young people the chance to explore new experiences and find out what they’re capable of. Whether it’s skating down a ramp at the Ann Arbor Skatepark, recording a podcast, helping to design a new picnic table, traversing a zip line, or learning about the brain at a visit to the University of Michigan’s Neuroscience Department.

This Spring, Peace Staff have been busy planning another full summer of activities for our 2024 Summer Camp programs—incorporating opportunities for learning and exploration around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math. Traditional Tuesday trips to Silver Lake will include a component around exploring the Lake’s ecology. Special interest clubs including Robotics & Legos, Nature & Park Rangers, Gardening Club, Podcasts, and Health Cooking will highlight science and math concepts. And local field trips will take Peace Campers to the Leslie Science Center and Hands On Museum.

Two Transformational Road Trips will include a Civil Rights Tour to Memphis and Montgomery, Alabama for middle and high school boys—and a road trip up north to The Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, where elementary schoolers will learn how freighters navigate the historic channel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes.

This Spring, we will also be celebrating four Peace Alumni, who started at Peace as young campers and are now graduating from college:

  • Ruhi is graduating from Grand Valley State with an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree in Global Studies & Social Impact, with a double minor in Anthropology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies;
  • Mobin is graduating with a BSE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and will be attending graduate school at UM’s School for Environment and Sustainability after taking a gap year;
  • Terra is graduating from Tennessee State with a BS in Health Information & Management; and
  • Alex is graduating from Central Michigan with an undergraduate business degree (BBA) in Logistics Management.

At Peace, we love to launch life-long learning. With your support, we can provide another memorable summer filled with transformational learning experiences that open up a world of new possibilities for our young people—inspiring them to find their greatness and dream big.

With Appreciation,

Bonnie Billups, Jr.
Executive Director

Read our 2023 Annual Report and discover how Peace utilizes your donations. Check out our Stories and Snapshots and learn about the breadth of Peace’s impact over the past 50+ years.

 

 

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We Have Officially Landed At Cocoa Beach!!

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It's nice there

It is! Hot though🔥🔥🔥🔥

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Awesome! Safe travels to you all!!!

Have a safe and fun trip! I’m hoping it quits raining in Florida for you.

That's awesome. Have fun and be safe 🙏🏽🙌🏽

Safe travels!

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Safe travels!

Happy Fathers Day Bonnie!!!

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Last night at our annual Recognition Night, Peace Neighborhood Center celebrated 15 graduating high school seniors and many fifth and eighth graders on their way to new adventures in the fall. Each senior received the Peace Promise, ensuring support in their future education. Congrats to all the graduates on your amazing achievements!

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Last night at our annual Recognition Night, Peace Neighborhood Center celebrated 15 graduating high school seniors and many fifth and eighth graders on their way to new adventures in the fall. Each senior received the Peace Promise, ensuring support in their future education. Congrats to all the graduates on your amazing achievements! 

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This week, Peace had the pleasure of hosting our annual Year-End Carnival for our elementary school kids. Thank you to everyone who volunteered for this special event helping to celebrate another terrific school year for the REACH After-School Program. Looking forward to a tremendous summer! ... See MoreSee Less

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Peace was abuzz with activity last Saturday as we hosted two important events that provide opportunities for our families. A free sports physical day at our Wellness Center. And a camp orientation with our friends and partners at Washtenaw Camp Placement for 150 Washtenaw County youth. These young people will be able to enjoy summer camps this year across the state thanks to their camp scholarship program.

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Peace was abuzz with activity last Saturday as we hosted two important events that provide opportunities for our families. A free sports physical day at our Wellness Center. And a camp orientation with our friends and partners at Washtenaw Camp Placement for 150 Washtenaw County youth. These young people will be able to enjoy summer camps this year across the state thanks to their camp scholarship program.

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Our impact on

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18,000 individuals

helped through Washtenaw County

13,000 meals

in youth service

60 young adults

guided into college

The Peace Center is like a home away from home. It really is special, both in the summer and during after school programs. This place feels like it is our roots. Even as you grow, you still are with your roots.
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1111 N. Maple Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 662-3564

Wellness Center

1111 N. Maple Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

West Arbor Satellite Center

717 N. Maple Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Maple Meadows Satellite Center

880 S. Maple Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Baker Commons Satellite Center

106 Packard St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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1515 S. Harris Rd.
Ypsilanti MI 48198