The Power of Peace Project (POPP) was founded in 2010 by our organization’s president Kit Cummings, as he began to carry the message of peace, hope and change into the most difficult places in America– prisons.
The Power of Peace Project has now expanded into a community development project which includes a student development program, anti-bullying campaigns in alternative high schools; a media company; corporate motivational programs; along with empowerment activities and organizational conflict resolution programming in wounded communities.
The latest development is an explosive peace movement that has emerged in the Michigan and Ohio Dept. of Corrections where well over two thousand inmates have committed to peace and to becoming role models – not only to inmates across the country – but to a young generation that is losing its way. Kansas, Ohio, Georgia, Arkansas, Florida, and Nebraska have followed the Muskegon model and the peace movement is now developing powerful momentum in prisons, juvenile correctional facilities, and schools as well. Whether someone is a tough kid from an inner city school, or a college-prep kid living in the suburbs, it no longer matters – this is not a rich or poor, black, white or Hispanic issue– because believing in the power of peace is a common bond that we all share – and now with POPP, we are collectively putting that belief into action.
POPP’s latest adventure is working in the toughest area of Tijuana and inside the prisons there. POPP Founder Kit Cummings has authored three books, is the host of Power of Peace Radio, and has partnered with TIOC to launch a new Teen Reality Show.