Teens Bond Over Shared History Of Suffering From Terrorism

By PATRICK WHITTLE

Published July 28th, 2017

Teens Bond Over Shared History Of Suffering From Terrorism

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A group of young people from around the world who have suffered from terrorism, violent extremism and war are coming together in Maine in the hope of fostering friendship.

More than 70 participants, who range in age from 15 to 21, form this year's class of Project Common Bond. The project seeks to create a new generation of socially conscious adults by bringing together young people who have been impacted by violent trauma.

The group is meeting at Colby College in Waterville until Sunday. Participants hail from 16 countries and territories including the United States.

Project Common Bond is an initiative started by Tuesday's Children, a group that formed after 9/11 to provide support for children and families affected by terrorism. The project is in its tenth year.

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