Governor LePage Helps Kick Off Seeds of Peace Walk in Augusta

September 15, 2013

For Immediate Release: Sunday, Sept. 15
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Today, Governor Paul R. LePage joined students, parents, counselors, and friends to walk across the Memorial Bridge in Augusta to the State House to raise awareness and support for Seeds of Peace and its work in Maine and around the world.

The old Cony High School in Augusta marked the start of the walk where more than 100 people gathered as Governor LePage shared his thoughts about Seeds of Peace and the students involved with the program.

“It is amazing to see so many of you here today promoting peace and participating in a program that is shaping our future generation,” he said. “Leadership is learned. Seeds of Peace is a remarkable organization with great mentors who teach the skills required to become a future leader.”

Bridges to Peace started in London in 2011 and has since spread to 15 cities around the world, including Cairo, Jerusalem, Kabul, Lahore, Mumbai, New York, Madrid, Tokyo, and Vancouver. The event has raised $250,000 for Seeds of Peace programs, which have brought over 5,000 young leaders from conflict regions together in Otisfield, Maine during the last two decades.

Today’s Bridges to Peace walk ended at the State House, but it also begins a series of similar walks throughout the world. For more information on Seeds of Peace, contact Seeds of Peace Director of Maine Seed Programs Tim Wilson at

Photo link is attached below: Governor LePage meets with Seeds of Peace students

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