about us

thinkpeace workshop is the creation of Director, Kelly Himsl Arthur.  A lifelong peace activist and advocate for social justice, Kelly has spent the past 16 years working with young girls, connecting self-esteem to community involvement and global activism. She happily admits to using her own three kids as a practice ground for motivating youth, guiding them to journey into and out of themselves, sharing all they can with others. Kelly believes youth have the heart, creativity, and energy to create positive change and that once their passions ignite, they will carry it into adulthood where the possibilities are endless.  Kelly studied Political Psychology at Pitzer College and continues her professional development through courses on White Privilege, Girls Leadership, How to Change the World, Total Leadership, and Daring Greatly. Kelly serves on the Board of Directors of The Giving Circle, Inc.

Each year she brings together a group of compassionate, involved, dynamic women to facilitate break out sessions with the girls on a wide variety of topics. One goal of thinkpeace workshop is to give girls the opportunity to learn about different organizations that are doing really important work around the world.  Each of the women who lead sessions has been where you are– trying to figure out a path to create the change they see the world needs.  They share their stories, their plans, and will help guide you if you’re interested in becoming more involved in their field. They’ll respond to your ideas and questions and ask a lot of their own! In the weeks before camp, we’ll post bios from the women who will be with us this summer. Get ready for some oohs, ahs, and wows! It’s going to be an incredible summer!  Imagine!

for more information, please contact us at thinkpeaceworkshop@gmail.com