The Twirling Touch

A Peacemaking Project by Jaymie B.

What is the injustice we are solving?

My project will utilize my passion for baton twirling and helping people with disabilities and marginalized groups learn a new skill and teach them that nothing is impossible, and that when learning a common activity, we can come together and learn more about ourselves and each other.


RaulPF C.
15 December 2017 16:27

Thanks for sharing your project, Jaymie! Can you tell us a bit more about what you have done so far and what you want to do next? I love how you are using baton twirling as a way to create more inclusive spaces!

Fish S.
15 December 2017 23:42

Hi Jaymie -- this is an amazing idea! I love how you're able to connect your personal passion to doing good in the world. And it's fantastic that you're using twirling as a way to bring people together across lines of difference.

Your work reminds me of one of our Peace First Fellows, Danielle, who founded Differbilities, which brought people with and without disabilities together for unified sports and other experiences. Check her out here!

What's the next step for your work? How can we help?

Adrian B.
5 April 2018 14:06

Hi Jaymie,

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!