The Gooden School Sierra Madre, CA

The Gooden School celebrates its 9th year of CHALK4PEACE, first joining the project in 2007.  Headmistress Patty Patano and Admissions Director Marianne Van Vorst Ryan have encouraged not just the school but also parents of the students to be a part of their Teach Peace program leading up to the International Day of Peace, when every sidewalk on the campus gets embellished with CHALK4PEACE.

John Aaron, Founder and CEO of CHALK4PEACE, is a regular C4P attendee and speaker at Gooden; it is an event he never misses. Gooden, like several other schools dedicated to CHALK4PEACE, has created a series of lesson plans that are interdisciplinary and impart to the entire student body the importance and philosophy of practicing and building Peace. The Gooden School has always one of the leading schools teaching Peace.  This year’s CHALK4PEACE is scheduled for the morning of September 24.

Some of Gooden’s photos through time: most were taken by Meaghan Snyder; also Marianne Van Voorst Ryan.

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