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Our Mission

Ultimate Peace builds bridges of friendship, trust, and leadership between youth who live in communities divided by conflict, using the values-based sport of Ultimate as its tool.

Our Vision

Thousands of youth who would never otherwise meet due to the conditions of their regional conflicts will apply lessons learned in the UP program and work together to create a brighter future.

CIT Youth
Leadership

CITs

Our “Coach in Training” leadership program guides participants through a three year program designed to give them the skills to succeed both on and off the field.

Summer
Camp

Breaking The Mark

A highlight of the year is always Summer Camp.  Here, hundreds of campers and staff create a single community for a week of learning, playing and making new friends.

Year-Round Programs

Year-round Program

Throughout the year, Ultimate Peace communities participate in regular weekly practices.  Four times during the year all our communities mix it up in a day-long Hat tournament.

Volunteering Oportunities

Volunteers

Ultimate Peace events and programs are staffed by volunteers.  There are a wide variety of ways to be involved, from coaching to fundraising to photographing or logistics, and everything in between.

Latest UP News

  • New Film On UP Hits The Air

    Raz & Yasmeen
    Mike Leonard, an long time Emmy-winning features correspondent for NBC, recently put together a look at Ultimate Peace for the latest episode of his new show on PBS, inCommon.  The piece was made in conjunction with The Telling Well, an organization Mike helped found that aims to tell “compelling stories starring common people – of […]
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  • Middle East Coaches Forum Meets

    Coaches Listening
    More than twenty Ultimate Peace leaders gathered in Ein Rafa, outside Jerusalem, at the home of the UP Fellows on Saturday.  The main objective for the day was to get the ball rolling on a number of conversations.  The first conversation was a brief one about what topics coaches wanted to learn more about and […]
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  • Binyamina And Tamra Meet Up

    Spirit circle
    A first for UP – On January 13, 2015,  25 players from Tamra (an Arab Israeli town) came to Binyamina (a Jewish Israeli town) where they met up with 25 local players for a half day of Ultimate and getting to know each other. These ninth-graders are from two schools from two very separated communities. […]
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Donate Now!

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All donations to Ultimate Peace support youth building friendships and understanding through the character-building sport of ultimate. UP conducts the Year-Round Community Program, Coach in Training Youth Leadership Program, and renowned residential summer events: “Camp Ultimate Peace.”

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Our Beginning

Founded in 2008, Ultimate Peace (UP) set forth to create an innovative, educational, peace-building program for youth that aimed to build bridges of friendship, trust, and leadership through the sport and values of Ultimate Frisbee (Ultimate). Our first event took place in the spring in 2009, bringing together 120 youth from 8 diverse communities in Israel and the West Bank. The event’s success led to the creation of Camp UP, a groundbreaking residential summer camp. 150 campers attended the first session in 2010. Camp UP now holds two sessions each summer, serving 300 youth in Acco Israel. In 2011 an ongoing program was developed to promote program continuity throughout the school year. A vital youth leadership program (CIT) began concurrently and now engages and trains 45 teens year-round. The idea of Ultimate Peace, the possibility and potential of using Ultimate to bring together youth from opposite sides of a conflict is no longer just a dream. A program has been born in the Middle East, where discs are being thrown, goals are being caught, and high fives are being exchanged between Jewish, Arab, and Palestinian youth for the very first time.

Today

Since 2009, Ultimate Peace has achieved many things, including not just becoming a program, but a movement. In the Middle East, the sport has gained immense popularity and official recognition, as many hundreds of youth continue to join and play in UP activities that work to break down rigid social and cultural barriers. In Colombia, Ultimate Peace led a multi-day clinic in 2011 that set the stage for an exciting event that will unite Ultimate Peace youth teams from around the world in Cali, Colombia for the World Games in the summer of 2013. More players, coaches, researchers, event organizers, and sponsors are forging exciting new partnerships with Ultimate Peace every day. And it is just the beginning. Please learn more about 3 of our major initiatives:

Middle East Partners Camp UP