The Center for Peace, promoting the ideals of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is a non-governmental organization in Frederick County, Maryland. Founded in 2004, it seeks to foster a new generation of Peacemakers who will strive to make the culture of Peace a component of everyday life. Its major partners include the Frederick County Public Schools, Hood College, the Frederick Community College and the City of Frederick.
Its vision statement:
“We envision the center becoming a cultural anchor for the region, celebrating community diversity, contributing on current issues and events, engaging policy makers, and working with all stake holders in furthering understanding and tolerance among people.”The Center for Peace has partnered with the St James School to offer a unique Summer Camp in the Washington Metro Area. The annual International Model United Nations Summer Camp is a traditional overnight children’s summer camp for national and international Middle & High School (and College freshmen) students from around the world. This year they are gathering in Maryland from July 15th through August 4th, 2007 to meet and interact with like minded students from the other part of the globe. They are also making field trips to learn about UNESCO.