TSU Peace Program

A group of Truman State University students are donating their time in the Kirksville community to inspire a love of learning in children ages 4-14 through the Peace program.

Peace is a two-year old after-school program that involves volunteers going to the Devlin Place housing complex to mentor neighborhood children. While about 20 children attend regular sessions, the program saw more than 100 different children over the course of the last year. Kirksville’s Peace program was established in 2010 and modeled after a similar program in Columbia. Peace volunteers provide children with homework help, healthy snacks and fun activities. Peace is unlike many other after-school programs in that it is provided at no cost to the children or their parents, and the volunteers go to the students’ neighborhood for all activities.