+ 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 themesleves as leaders. Learn more about Peace First here.

+ What is peacemaking?

Peacemaking is the creative process of engaging with others to make positive and lasting change.

+ How can I get involved with Peace First?

We have a number of ways for you to engage with us: 1) Young people and adults can express interest in joining the community by completing this form. 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.Young people will take action by completing five stages in their peacemaking journey: 1) Register your team; 2) Uncover your insight; 3) Create your plan; 4) Act, Reflect, Share; and 5) Accelerator. Read more about the Peace First Challenge.

+ Why am I signing up for the Peace First Challenge before it’s ready?

This past year, we launched the Peace First Challenge 1.0 and learned a lot! We’re now in the process of developing a new and improved version of the Challenge platform - which will include more seamless digital peacemaking tools, a more engaging youth peacemaking community, and even more incredible stories of youth peacemaking from around the world.

+ I don’t live in the US - 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.

+ 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 guide young people through the Peace First Challenge by being a digital mentor.

+ What other organizations partner with the Peace First Challenge?

Peace First has national partnerships with leading youth development organizations, including: Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Club of America, YWCA, City Year, generationOn, Global Citizen, MENTOR, Teach For All, and The Bully Project. See a full list of our partners.

+ How are young people using the Peace First Challenge?

Projects can be big or small. They can also address any injustice, as long as they use a peacemaking lens of courage, compassion, and collaboration. For example, Matthew Kaplan started The Be ONE Project to encourage empathy among young people and end bullying. Amanda Matos started the WomanHOOD Project to empower young women of color to become more engaged with politics and community leadership. While Danielle Liebl started DIFFERbilities, an experience to build positive relationships between students with and without disabilities. Meet peacemakers and learn about their projects!