Founder of the newly founded One Humanity Institute and President and Founder Children of the Earth, a renowned worldwide organization that awakens young people to their inner leadership. Nina is considered a visionary thought leader recognized for a life of advocating for children and youth. The co-author of “Conscious Education: The Bridge to Freedom”, and “Pioneering Spiritual Activism”. Nina’s book has been translated in 5 different languages. Her educational curriculum for peace, multicultural, global and spiritual models have been
delivered throughout the world. She has held workshops, seminars, and training sessions on her innovative teaching for youth and adults around the world.
Nina has received awards for her work such as The Mother Theresa Award to the Citizens Department of Peace Award to The International Educators Award for Peace as well as the State of Vermont passed a Resolution honoring her for her life’s work in PEACE, the Sage Award, Seeds of Peace Award and second of recipients for the Public Peace Prize.
Prior to establishing COE, Nina’s work included being a school administrator of 10 schools, with a doctorate in Educational Policy, Research and Administration, 2 Masters and a C.A.G.S. as well as establishing Heart’s Bend, a values-oriented children’s summer camp on her farm that she ran for 30 years.
The Children of the Earth programs were developed to inspire, connect, and empower youth working for peace both locally and globally. This innovative work in peace and sustainability through educational methodologies has reached young people in over 80 countries, and continues to grow. Nina designed a model of learning – Reflect, Connect, Act, which constitutes a process designed to consolidate spiritual growth and societal actions for sacred activism. Nina is recognized among educators for having developed two major constructs called Conflict- Transcendence, which goes beyond conflict resolution and conflict transformation and Lateral Leadership Governance Structure for potential of working in a collaborative group model.
COE sent out an online bi-monthly newsletter detailing the organization’s activities and individual youth stories to over 10,000 people. COE youth projects have reached over 15,000 individuals and COE chapter and hub members are active on social media sites. COE has brought youth together for 25 years, providing community and networking opportunities to young leaderswho are committed to positive global changes. COE’s goal is to support and link a network of young leaders as a global family committed to actualizing their personal intention, becoming inspired to altruism and weaving a web that bridges all personal, cultural, national and religious divides.
Nina is a totally passionate committed world peacemaker and world server. Nina’s philosophy is for all people to go beyond cultural, ethnic and religious differences to strive for altruistic ethics. Her focus is on the realization that peace must come from recognizing our interwoven unity. Nina advocates for all people to go beyond cultural, ethnic and religious differences and strive for altruistic ethics. Her focus is on the realization that peace must come from recognizing our interwoven unity.
Thus the project One Humanity Institute--a City of Hope is emerging adjacent to the Auschwitz Museum, a place of renown historical horror with 2 million visitors a year, needing learning we must 'Never Again'....stressing not one of us should 'Ever Again'.
After meeting Domen Kocevar of Slovenia, and with his inspired to action understanding, we began our many visits, meetings, planning and visioning to bring this into form. We are now actively in the process of designing a complex of a variety of programs as learning opportunities for those interested in resolving conflict and inspiring alternative possibilities for a better future. The One Humanity Institute will offer structured learning opportunities in a variety of forms for young people and adults through formal and non-formal education.
Nina has been interviewed for TV plus radio shows regarding this newest momentous project. Furthermore Nina, in not so distant past, leading a global organization, Children of the Earth, housed approximately 30 YOUTH Hubs and Chapters such as in Thailand, Nepal, Romania, Canada, Ghana, Togo, Switzerland and more. Projects are carried out in the pursuit of building a world of unity with the awareness that peace can only begin from inner understanding that we are a global family. Some examples include helping to establish the first Children’s Peace Center in Ghana, fostering the building of schools in Nepal, teaching the making of bead bracelets for refugee children to sell in the US, to a youth group’s work on the Niger Delta, to the Teddy Bear project bringing hundreds of bears to war torn areas.
Worldwide, Nina has held workshops, seminars, and training sessions on her innovative teaching for youth and adults. She has served on global efforts such as the drafting of the Universal Peace Declaration of Costa Rica and is a Council member of the Evolutionary Leaders.
Examples of her work are:
• Katzakhstan: She took six youth to the Noosphere conference to help her make a presentation on Global Ethics. Reverend Patrick McCollum, the recepient of the last year's Mahatma Gandhi award and internationally recognized spiritual leader in the Pagan/Earth-Based religions, who happens to be on the Board of the Children of the Earth, accompanied and assisted them with this project.
• Thailand: Meyerhof took a group of spiritual elders to the Dhammakya Meditation Center for a five day united inter-faith retreat, and later participated in a celebration attended by 250,000 Buddhists.
• Indonesia: She accompanied Lama Gangchen as a private guest to discuss better inter-faith communication.
• Nepal: Mama Nina took 25 youth and adults to Nepal for group trainings, workshops and cultural exchange with host families.
• Burlington, VT: Dr. Meyerhof presented at the National Peace Institute on the subject of peace and the efforts and projects of the Children of the Earth.
• Romania: Meyerhof and her Children of the Earth hosted a large gathering of youth to discuss the Gypsy/Romanian issue as well as self esteem issues.
• France: Mother Meyerhof presented on spirituality and the strategy and projects of the Children of the Earth to a large gathering.
• Switzerland: She organized youth to help present info on the COE youth program at the youth gathering and Universal Peace Celebration.
• Jordan: Dr. Meyerhof organized a workshop for the Common Bond MidEast Dialogue, leading Jordanian, Lebanese, Palestinian and Israeli Jews through her process of transcending conflict.
• UN International Day of Peace: She organized the youth trip to attend the NY event (as she does every year).
• Vermont: She organized the ongoing Teddy Bear Project for child victims of natural tragedies, and so far has sent teddy bears and bear virtual bear hugs from children in
the US to the children of Haiti, Rwanda, and to the US child victims of Katrina.
• California: Dr. Meyerhof was one of 40 leaders who participated in the Evolutionary Leaders Meeting, discussing cutting edge consciousness movement programs.
• Ghana: In 2002, Meyerhof and COE partnered with Nana Apeadu, spiritual leader of her community, to establish Apeadu Children’s Peace Center , an NGO dedicated to creating a peaceful, multi-ethnic society in Ghana. International youth leadership programs
were held each year so young people could explore conflict transformation as a path to peace.
PIONEERING SPIRITUAL ACTIVISM, with Diane DeTerra, Sanbun Press 2012 CONSCIOUS EDUCATION: THE BRIDGE TO FREEDOM, with Philip S. Gang and Dorothy J. Maver, Dagaz Press, 1992
SELF-ESTEEM TRAINING FOR CHILDREN, University of Massachusetts, 1987
Vermont Public Television Profile Interview
Recipient of the Citizen’s Department of Peace Award- Sept 11, 2002 International Association of Educators for World Peace Award-1999
Mother Theresa Children Right’s Award and Sculpture- held at the UN-1995 Interfaith Center of NY Award for Ghana Center.2000
Vt. State Resolution honoring Nina Meyerhof, 2010
Advisory Honoree to the Universal Order of Sannyasa
Public Peace Prize
2014- present- establishing One Humanity Institute
2000 to now- Executive Director of Children of the Earth—see www.coeworld.org
2006- Academic Director for Irenic Studies –Peacebuilding Program for The Graduate Institute...hiring of faculty and development of curriculum for Masters Level Program. 2001-2003- School System Revamping- Winooski, VT, reorganizing education system and putting into state and federal compliance.
1997- 2000-WINDHAM NORTHEAST SUPERVISORY UNION, Bellows Falls, Vt; revamping system
1995-1996 -UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, Burlington, VT: Educational Exchange Specialist-- organized a U.S./China children's art exchange exhibit, a precursor to the establishment of an ongoing international children's art camp sponsored by the five participating universities. 1994-1995 -SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, Fairfield, CT: Adjunct Professor
1994-1996 -Zurich, Switzerland: Educational Coordinator for GREEN CROSS
1994-1997 U.S.A.GLOBAL GREEN, Educational Director for Gorbachov group-Marina Del Ray,
1976-1992 -Coordinator of Special Education Services-supervision of staff, multi million dollar budget and executing federal.