Our Programs

The Peace First Challenge

Building upon the success of our two decades of working with young people in all 50 states and 82 countries, the Peace First Challenge is a call to action for young people around the world to identify an injustice they care about and solve it using the tools of compassion, courage, and collaborative leadership. In choosing to act, young people will unleash their entrepreneurial spirits to create, share, and produce powerful solutions to the biggest problems in their communities.

The Challenge will be open to young people under the age of 25, anywhere in the world, with a particular focus on those between the ages of 13 and 18. By accepting the Peace First Challenge, participants will receive tools, resources, trained digital mentors, and access to mini-grants of up to $250.

Peace First Presents Duets

Peace First Duets is a storytelling platform that pairs leading artists, entrepreneurs, activists and thinkers together with the teens and twenty-somethings who are changing our world for powerful dialogues that explore the most important issues of our times.

Digital Activity Center

The Digital Activity Center houses our signature peacemaking curriculum. The Peace First curriculum is tailored to meet the development needs of young people and to help them develop and practice positive behaviors. Our curriculum addresses themes such as friendship, fairness, cooperation, conflict resolution, and consequences of actions, all through the use of experiential activities and cooperative games.

Peace First Prize

The Peace First Prize is designed to showcase young people who have confronted injustice, crossed lines of difference, and had the courage and compassion to create lasting change. The goal is to share the daring work of our applicants far and wide, invest in their leadership, and inspire others to make peacemaking a part of their daily lives. Most importantly, we want to tell the stories of our applicants – incredible stories of young people leading powerful change.