Children are natural peacemakers. Peacemaking can be taught. We can help.
“Without a community that has strong foundations of care and trust, we cannot hope for justice or peace.”
Learn more about Peace First Fellow, Babatunde, and his work to promote peaceful dialogue between young people and the police in Baltimore.
Teach your students how to resolve conflicts peacefully with our new Peaceful Conflict Resolution Toolkit. Find all the resources you need to make peace a part of your classroom culture!
Have you been using Peace First's resources in your school, program, or institution? Share your success story with us and be featured on the Digital Activity Center!
Peace First sees young people as active peacemakers. We see students as problem-solvers rather than problems—as capable of taking active and positive leadership in their schools and communities. We also believe that peacemaking can be taught.
What is Peacemaking? Peacemaking is the creative process of engaging with others to make positive and lasting change. Peacemaking requires courage, compassion and collaborative change to create justice where it didn’t exist before.
Welcome to the Digital Activity Center! We created this online tool to give you the resources you will need to support the development of the core peacemaking skills— communication, conflict resolution, cooperation, empathy and civic engagement— in young people in a variety of settings.
Peace First Prize Winner Sarah founded The Sparkle Effect, a student-run program that promotes inclusivity in cheerleading programs across the country. Watch Sarah’s video in class, and click here to use our Video Discussion Guide to spark a conversation about peacemaking!
Welcome to the Digital Activity Center, where you will find a full curriculum for pre-kindergarten through middle school, over 100 theme-based activities and cooperative games, as well as toolkits, tipsheets, and other resources to support your work with young people in and out of the classroom
Share your story with us! Peace First is collecting success stories from teachers, administrators, parents, program leaders, students, and anyone else who is using our resources. Help us learn from you, and help other educators learn more about how to effectively teach and foster peacemaking.
Submit a Success Story using our form, and we may feature you on the Digital Activity Center!
The Peace First Prize is your chance to celebrate the powerful contributions of youth peacemakers. Each year, the Prize recognizes 5-10 young people between the ages of 8-22 for their compassion, courage, and ability to create collaborative change.
Through a two-year $25,000 Peace First Fellowship, we are investing in their leadership as peacemakers and sharing their stories with the nation.