An innovative digital platform for social change, the Peace First Challenge invites young people (13 – 24) from across the globe to identify a critical issue in their community and then puts project design tools, caring adult mentors, and small start-up grants into their hands to imagine and implement compassionate solutions to our globe’s most urgent problems.
Peace First is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping young people around the world to become powerful peacemakers by:
- Investing in their ideas
- Providing them with tools and skills
- Connecting them with other awesome young people around the world
- Sharing their stories and impact with the world
Violence is pervasive in our culture and impacts our young people every day, from guns on the streets to bullies in schools, intolerance, and our inability to connect with, respect, and be kind to each other. These experiences have a devastating effect on young people's healthy development, and contributes to a cycle that is at the root of so many other problems in our world.
Thankfully, over twenty years of experience working with young people has taught us that they can be powerful problem-solvers if they are called and prepared to do so. By teaching young people the skills of courage, compassion, and collaborative leadership, we can unleash their moral imagination. By investing in those ideas, we can help them address some of the most challenging issues in their communities.
Now is the time to unleash this untapped resource by teaching young people the skills they need to solve the problems that matter most to them, investing in the ideas that will help change our world for the better, and celebrating the stories of youth peacemaking happening around the world.