Empower Youth Teen Center

A Peacemaking Project by Sarah R.

What is the injustice we are solving?

This teen center would be an opportunity for all young people in Holbrook to have somewhere they feel safe. It would address bullying by being an inclusive environment and equality by being open to all young people in our community.


RaulPF C.
6 March 2018 8:57

Hi Sarah!
Thanks so much for sharing your project. Getting started is sometimes the hardest step when moving forward to address injustices that you want to solve in your community. What you have shared already shows me that you have a good understanding of what you want to work on and how you want to address the injustice you have identified. The next step in your journey is to submit a compassionate insight which you can do at https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/empower-youth-teen-center/dashboard/compassionate-insight
I'd love to learn more. We are here to help!
I look forward to hearing more.

Adrian B.
29 March 2018 20:41

Hi Sarah,

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.
5 April 2018 15:35

Hi Sarah,

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 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!