Kit Cummings and the Power of Peace Project

In 2010 Kit founded the Power of Peace Project. Using the experience he gained resolving conflict in some of the most dangerous areas in the world, he applies his principles to bring about change in prisons, schools, corporations and the faith-based community. On MLK Day, 2020, Kit was recognized by the NAACP receiving their Martin Luther King, Jr. Living the Dream Award for his contribution to civil rights and his work with at-risk youth and prison reform. He was also appointed to the Georgia House of Representatives Gang Prevention and Intervention Commission as a result of the passing of the anti-gang bill HB750 under Chairman Rep. Carl Gilliard. The majority of Kit’s work now focuses on interrupting and redirecting under-served youth. Kit has been in over a hundred prisons, jails, detention centers, and rehab facilities and worked with over ten thousand prisoners and offenders. He has journeyed on tours through Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America, and has negotiated peace between some of the most notorious gangs inside the U.S. prison system. He delivered an address about his powerful peace projects at the Gandhi Global Peace Summit in Durban, South Africa to representatives from the Gandhi, King, and Mandela organizations, as well as other iconic peacemakers from around the world. Kit has taken his Forty Days to Freedom program into dangerous La Mesa prison in Tijuana, Mexico to teach prisoners nonviolence, as well as working with addicts and at-risk youth in some of the toughest areas of that cartel war-torn border city. Kit has planted seeds of peace all around the world. Kit has authored six books, including the award-winning Peace Behind the Wire, a Nonviolent Resolution which has been endorsed by the King Family. His latest book, The New Convict Code, Bringing Peace to the Streets from Behind the Wire, flips the script on prison reform and aims to shatter the pipeline from schools to prisons. PowerofPeaceProject.com KitCummings.com
Kit Cummings and the Power of Peace Project
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Those trips to Tijuana changed my life!
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"Once I have sought first to understand, found some common ground, walked a mile with the other, and paid careful attention to what they have shared, now it is my turn to speak. When I do, I must use deliberate and intentional language to give them the best possible chance of receiving what I say. Hopefully at this stage of the conversation, I have created an atmosphere of respect. Why in the world would I now use my precious words to ridicule, belittle, disrespect, or devalue my opinion? Dr King was a master at this art."

-The New Convict Code, #5 of the 7 POPP Principles, "Practice deliberate communication and use your influence for peace."
Kit Cummings and the Power of Peace Project
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Love yourself. Believe in yourself.
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"The word dream carries powerful energy and it can carry you through hardships, loss, suffering and temptation. The problem is that very few young people these days have big dreams for their lives, so anything 'bright and shiny' that gets their attention, moves them...If we can help them dream big, and wrap value around that dream, then we can teach them to protect that dream at all costs."

-Peace Behind the Wire
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That's exactly what POPP is trying to do; join us!
Kit Cummings and the Power of Peace Project
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A sneak peak into what our Protect the Dream program looks like! This eight-week character and leadership development project helps parents and their kids learn to set goals, design big dreams, develop healthy accountability, and learn to protect their dreams at all costs.
Kit Cummings and the Power of Peace Project
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The POPP anthem!

“As long as we have hope, we have direction, the energy to move, and the map to move by.” -Lao Tzu