What is peacemaking?
Peacemaking is the creative process of engaging with others to make positive and lasting change. Read our manifesto for more details.
What is Peace First?
Peace First is a global nonprofit organization that exists to create the next generation of peacemakers. We view young people as natural problem solvers and creative thinkers, and invest in their ability to see themselves as leaders. Visit the Peace First website to learn more.
How do I become a peacemaker?
Finding yourself here is a good start! Being a peacemaker means a lot of things – read our manifesto to see how being a peacemaker looks in your daily life. You can also accept the Peace First Challenge and apply peacemaking to find compassionate solutions to the injustices in your community.
How can I get involved with Peace First?
We have a number of ways for you to engage with us.
1) If you are between the ages of 13-24, accept the Peace First Challenge and begin your peacemaking hourney.
2) If you’d like to provide a gift to Peace First, please donate today.
3) If you’re not sure how you’d like to get involved, contact us and we will do our best to find an opportunity for you to help out.
What is the Peace First Challenge?
The Peace First Challenge is a global call-to-action to all young people to join a community of peacemakers dedicated to finding compassionate solutions to the world’s problems. Read more about the Peace First Challenge.
I don't live in the U.S. Can I still join?
Yes! The Peace First Challenge is a global campaign. However, the mini-grants are currently only open to residents of the United States.
What are the benefits of the Peace First Challenge?
When you accept the Peace First Challenge you are invited to develop your own peacemaking project addressing an injustice you care about. Peace First will support you by providing you with:
– Tools, guides and resources,
– Access to up to $250 mini-grants to support your peacemaking project (currently only available to US residents)
– Mentors to help guide you along your peacemaking journey
– Celebration of you and your peacemaking work, shared with an international audience
Can I receiving funding for my work?
You will have access to up to $250 mini-grants to support your peacemaking project. At the time, only US residents are elegible for this funding.
What is a Group Facilitator?
A Group Facilitator will guide young people through the Peace First Challenge and peacemaking journey. They will create groups, invite participants, start conversations, and mederate posts. This is great for classrooms, clubs and after school programs.
What is the Peace First Prize?
The Peace First Prize celebrates exemplary peacemaking by young people. It recognizes young people who have created peacemaking projects using compassion, courage, and collaboration. Winners will enter a Peace First Fellowship and will serve as Peace First ambassadors, where they share their stories with other young people and adults to foster a culture of peacemaking. Learn more about Peace First Prize Winners here. Nominations and applications for the Peace First Prize are currently closed.
I'm an adult - how can I support the Peace First Challenge?
You can support the Peace First Challenge by donating today. You can also help spread the word and share the Peace First Challenge with your friends and family. And finally, you can sign up to become a Peace First Challenge Mentor.
What is the "Peacemaking journey"?
When we refer to your “Peacemaking Journey”, we are referring to the 5 stages your will go through to complete the Peace First Challenge:
1) Choose an Injustice,
2) Understand through Compassion,
3) Start your Project Planning,
4) Take Action, and
5) Reflect and Share your Story.
You can learn more about these stages here.