Peace First is a national nonprofit organization that exists to create the next generation of peacemakers. We view children as natural problem solvers and creative thinkers, and invest in their ability to see themselves as leaders.
Peace First is committed to celebrate young people and their potential to create positive change around them. Our work is grounded in teaching young people the skills of peacemaking; empowering educators and parents to teach and model these skills and values; and creating social messages that raise expectations for young people to demonstrate compassion and empathy.
Our Work in Schools:
Peace First teaches young people the critical skills of peacemaking as well as the core tools for civic engagement. The Peace First model teaches students to work effectively with others to resolve conflicts, solve community problems, communicate ideas effectively, and form positive social relationships. You can access our curriculum for free at www.peacefirst.org/digitalactivitycenter
The Peace First Prize:
Creating a Youth Peacemaking Movement: At a time when young people are overwhelmingly seen as problems, we hope to spark a national conversation about the power young people have to be positive change-makers.
The Peace First Prize will celebrate small, courageous and transformative acts of peacemaking by young people and inspire others to follow in their footsteps. We envision offering the Prize annually to youth aged 8-22 living in the United States. Peace First will invest in the long-term ability of winners to become national peace leaders. Winners will be awarded a $50,000 Peace First Fellowship over two years. The fellowship includes a customized curriculum, and individual coaching, networking, and mentoring from prominent business and community leaders.