A Peacemaking Project by Natasha M.

What is the injustice we are solving?

At our public middle school in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, our school community is grappling with the intersection of bullying and prejudice based on race / culture / sexual orientation. Our Student Council youth leaders have been at the forefront of anti-bullying initiatives and are dedicated to implementing a series of workshops for our student body across the school to provide students with the language and tools to understand and discuss racism, identify their personal biases and prejudices, and become advocates for those who may experience bullying. This series, "#StayWoke," would transform our school's culture and contribute to a safer, more woke community.


Adrian B.
5 April 2018 15:21
Hi Natasha,

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!

RaulPF C.
2 March 2018 14:49
Thanks for sharing your project, Natasha!
It is fantastic to see youth leaders at schools taking the initiative to creating important efforts like yours.
The next step of your project journey is to submit your compassionate insight which you can do at https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/staywoke/dashboard/compassionate-insight

I am looking forward to seeing how we can help you.