The Buddy Project

A Peacemaking Project by Kaitlyn J.

What is the injustice we are solving?

The Life Skills (students with intellectual disabilities) students at my school are often mistreated and not understood. To fix this, I want to create a monthly event where students can sign up to be paired up with Life Skills peers to do a craft and get to know each other and increase understanding about the fact that Life Skills students and their peers are really no different.

Comments:

Fish S.
16 January 2018 14:02

Kaitlyn, this is an awesome project. I love the compassion you display for students who are often mistreated and misunderstood. We believe in what you're doing and want to support you all the way!

To start, we can help you plan what's needed for your monthly events. You can check out some tools to help you at peacefirst.org/resources in the "plan" section. Have you spoken with teachers about your idea? Do you have friends involved? They may be able to help.

Then, once you have your plan, we can give you a mini-grant to get this project off the ground! :)

Sound good?

Adrian B.
5 April 2018 14:10

Hi Kaitlyn,

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!

Best,
Adrian