The Peace First Fellowship reflects our commitment to investing in the leadership of youth peacemakers.
The Peace First Fellowship:
The Peace First Prize Fellowship program is a two-year investment in young people ages 8-22 with a track record of making change in their communities. The program supports Prize winners in deepening their connection to peacemaking while developing the knowledge, skills, and relationships needed to take their leadership to the next level. The Fellowship program is one way in which Peace First contributes to building a movement of young peacemakers to help create a more peaceful society.
Peace First Prize Winners will receive:
$25,000 award (paid in equal installments over two years) which can be put towards the winner’s education and professional development or supporting their ongoing peacemaking work
Coaching from a dedicated member of Peace First staff to provide guidance and support for leadership and project challenges
Invitations to Fellowship Gatherings (three per Fellowship cycle), where current Prize Winners come together for in-depth training, community building, and engagement with a broader network of peacemaking champions and field leaders
Access to a network of enthusiastic leaders, organizations, and companies that support the youth peacemaking movement
The Peace First Fellowship contributes to the movement Peace First is building through direct programming that builds a collection of youth peacemakers
The Peace First Fellowship invests in empowering youth who are already catalysts for change, helping to put their work in context and provide the relationships, skills, and knowledge they need to take their peacemaking work to the next level
The Peace First Fellowship has a unique focus on relationships: among Fellows, between Fellows and Peace First staff, and within the larger Peace First network