Peace First

Peace First empowers young people ages 13-25 to create a just and peaceful world by providing digital tools, community support, start-up funding, and stories that celebrate their journeys and impact.

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THE PEACE FIRST CHALLENGE

You don’t have to wait to change the world. The Peace First Challenge is a global call to action for young people to speak up for their values and make change.

Tell us about an issue in your community and your idea to solve it. We’ll help you make it happen! Including a $250 mini-grant, digital tools, mentors, and a caring community of peacemakers.

Our Peacemakers and Projects

Project Spotlight

#MyStoryYourStory

For Finn, the creator of #MyStoryYourStory, one thing is very clear; there is a substantial lack of appropriate and necessary mental health support in schools in Northern Ireland. Finn says that being a peacemaker means standing up for what you believe in, against injustice and for underserved communities.  Read more about Finn and his project.


Project Spotlight

Creative Me

Samrat started project, “Creative Me” after learning the real reason kids were leaving the classroom. “I have seen a lot of children quitting school at an early age. When I talk with them, most of the time the reasoning around dropping out isn’t poverty or lack of resources-- they quit school simply because it’s boring.” Read more about Samrat and his project.


Project Spotlight

Menstruate and Educate

Growing up, Sarah B. heard stories of generations of women in Ghana who were forced to sacrifice their education due to lack of affordable basic hygiene products. Years later, after graduating with a masters degree, Sarah returned to Ghana to see girls still having to make those same sacrifices. That's when Sarah decided to do something. She created a project called Menstruate and Educate where Sarah and her team provided kits to young women that include underwear and reusable pads. Not only do these kits address the immediate need for proper hygiene tools, but they also set an important example for sustainability within the sanitary napkin market. Read more about Sarah and her project.