McDowell Horizons

A Peacemaking Project by Chad W.

What is the injustice we are solving?

The injustice that our project will address is the culture of limited possibility and vision for the students of McDowell County, WV. Far too often young people in our area are encouraged to limit the scope of their curiosity and ambition when it comes to their education and career plans. We want to address this cultural barrier by reaching out to high school upperclassmen to encourage thoughtful discourse and education about their career futures.


Adrian B.
5 April 2018 14:37
Hi Chad,

We wanted to let you know that we are extending the deadline for active projects to apply for a Mini-Grant during this Peace First Challenge to April 15th. You can apply for a mini-grant anytime, but meeting the Challenge deadlines will make you eligible for additional opportunities.

If you do not require a mini-grant to complete your project, you can remain eligible for the Accelerator by completing your project and Reflection before the May 31st deadline! If you submit your project plan by April 15th, we'll be sure to provide you with feedback by April 21st to support you with carrying out the plan.

If you are still in early stages of planning, you are also welcome to apply for a mini-grant at a later date -- although you may not be eligible for some of our larger opportunities, the opportunity for funding and support is always there.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and if we can help in any way!

Adrian B.
29 March 2018 20:22
Hi Chad,

Just checking in about your project and the next steps. I wanted to make sure you are aware of the upcoming Mini-Grant Deadline - there is still time to remain eligible to attend a Peace First Challenge Accelerator if you complete your Compassionate Insight, Project Plan, and Mini-Grant application by March 31st.

We're excited about your work, and would love to be able to support it with a mini-grant of up to $250.

These tools can help you craft your insight, plan, and budget for your mini-grant:

Through your dashboard you can submit your "compassionate insight," record your plan in "Make a plan" and then "Apply for a mini-grant" for the materials you need.

Let me know how I can help!

Adrian B.
2 February 2018 14:32
Hi Chad--I'm excited to see you posting this project. This is such important work, and I'm glad it's being taken on! Let us know how we can support you. :) Adrian
Fish S. Peace First Staff
1 February 2018 14:16
Chad, awesome to see this project. Excited to see the plan that students put together for this project. I know they probably have a lot of ideas for revitalizing McDowell that we'd be excited to support. Let me & the team know if you or they need any help navigating the tools or figuring out what steps to take next!