Empowering Youth through Peace & Education

Empowering Youth through Peace & Education

Empowering Youth through Peace & Education

Empowering Youth through Peace & Education

Empowering Youth through Peace & Education

Empowering Youth through Peace & Education

Empowering Youth through Peace & Education

Empowering Youth through Peace & Education

Empowering Youth through Peace & Education

Empowering Youth through Peace & Education

The Problem

Americans today are more racially, socially, and economically divided than ever. Bigotry, ignorance, injustice, and prejudice result in:

U.S. Hate Crimes each Year

%

Women Who Report Violence in their Lifetime

%

U.S. Children Reporting Being Bullied

At this pivotal point in American history, we must nurture democracy, advocate for human rights, and transform our society. For that to happen, change must take root at the local level.

That’s why the Peace Project works with communities to educate and empower changemakers.

The Need

America’s middle schools lack the resources to provide human rights and civics training that fosters peacebuilding skills such as negotiation, conflict resolution, and team-based problem solving.

Our Solution

Partner with New York City schools to deliver curated, customized, in-class Human Rights and Civics programming

Engage with local artists to develop arts-based, social justice programming

Advance the Human Rights debate by exploring issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion within an historical context

Contextualize world events for a young audience

Educate teachers and facilitators

In-Class Educational Programming

We deliver human and civil rights education workshops (length and content informed by extensive conversations with educators) that transform youth from passive receivers of information to change makers and advocates for peace. Students benefit from field trips, arts-based learning, hands-on instruction, and moderated discussions.

Curriculum Design
& Teacher Training

Our modular curriculum development approach allows teaching faculty to select and include those learning materials they deem most likely to increase students’ cultural tolerance and complement existing curricula. Our classroom-based facilitators serve as peace educators, augmenting teaching faculty and optimizing engagement with students.

Curriculum Design & Teacher Training

Our modular curriculum development approach allows teaching faculty to select and include those learning materials they deem most likely to increase students’ cultural tolerance and complement existing curricula. Our classroom-based facilitators serve as peace educators, augmenting teaching faculty and optimizing engagement with students.

Collaborative Learning Experiences

In collaboration with local artists and activists, we use art as an expressive medium to stimulate debate, foster self-expression, feed imagination, and spark creativity. Students work in small groups and individually to creatively solve problems, hone leadership and collaboration skills, and articulate their commitment to tolerance, coexistence, and equity.

The Peace Project employs a Human Rights lens to translate, critically analyze, and contextualize world events for a young audience.

Our arts-based programming facilitates self-expression, feeds imagination, and sparks creativity for students struggling to understand prejudice and social injustice.

Our Impact

Students Served

Educators Trained

Service Hours

“Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.” ― Dalai Lama