The Path to Equality

A Peacemaking Project by cailin m.

What is the injustice we are solving?

my project will help young teens, like myself, understand how unequal our society is, why we need to change it, and how we can change it.

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cailin m. 29 December 2017 14:52 Based on my own experience with mean girls, many kids apart of the LGBTQIA community can go through lonely times. For example, once i told one of my close friends that i identify as bisexual, she went around and told all of our mutual friends this information without realizing that some of our religious friends may not appreciate this fact of who i am. After she told them many of those friends started looking at me differently, sitting further away from me at the lunch table, talking to me less, and i got uninvited from events like sleepovers more and more often until they all completely shut me out except for two girls who understood that i am who i am and they should and will love and appreciate me no matter what gender i am attracted to or identify as. My mission is to reach out to kids my age or younger and help them realize that you shouldn't exclude someone just based on their sexuality, how they look, etc.

Comments:

Adrian B. Peace First Staff
5 April 2018 14:19

Hi Cailin,

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  

Fish S. Peace First Staff
5 February 2018 10:28

Hi Cailin! Just checking in. Really excited about this project -- and about your vision to help other young teens understand and solve social injustices.

How can I help? What do you think your next steps are? (If you feel lost, that's OK -- we can plan together!)  

Fish S. Peace First Staff
10 January 2018 11:57

Hi Cailin! My name is Fish, and I'm going to be your mentor for this project.

I'm super excited to work with you! As background, before coming to Peace First, I led an organization that inspired high school students to take action on social justice issues in their school. These injustices you talk about in your project are really close to my heart, and I'm excited to help you create something amazing.

I hope you'll share with me the ideas you have so far, and the places in which I can help. If you have questions, please let me know!  

Fish S. Peace First Staff
31 December 2017 21:02

Hi, Cailin! Thanks for reaching out and posting your project. It sounds like you have some deep personal experiences with this injustice -- and you want to help other young people who might be treated differently. That is awesome. We're excited to help.

I love your clear ideas for what you want to make sure other youth hear: (1) how unequal society is, (2) why it needs to be fixed, and (3) how they can fix it. Do you need help thinking about how to develop a curriculum or a workshop to get this message across? Do you have plans to work with any teens -- or need help thinking through how to make that happen?

Let us know what you need. We're excited to support you :)  

RaulPF C. Peace First Staff
29 December 2017 13:48

Thanks for sharing your project, Cailin! Could you give us more details on what you are hoping to do? Where do you need help the most?