Join us in building a society that celebrates and values youth peacemaking.
The Peace First Prize is not just about winners. The Peace First Prize is about recognizing the thousands of young people across the country who are taking a stand, confronting injustice, and working together to build a more peaceful world through incredible acts, both large and small. Celebrating peacemaking shows young people that their efforts are noticed and valued by the greater community, and emphasizes the critical role youth play in building a safer, more just and peaceful world.
Download our Celebration Toolkit here to help you celebrate the young people you nominate for the Peace First Prize.
Are you a young person who is ready to try out peacemaking or take your peacemaking work to the next level?
Take a look at Peacemaking in Action: A Youth Starter Guide
Try out our Community Mapping Grid to help you discover what you love about your community, and what you would love to change.
Are you an adult who wants to introduce peacemaking to youth?
Peace First envisions a world where all young people learn and practice the concrete skills of peacemaking—conflict resolution, communication, cooperation, civic engagement, empathy—every day, just like reading, math and science. In teaching these critical social emotional learning skills and providing opportunities for young people to practice these skills, we nurture and unleash the inherent calling of young people to be natural and highly effective problem solvers.
Visit our Digital Activity Center for hundreds of cooperative games, activities, and a full curriculum to support you in teaching and fostering peacemaking in your classroom, school, or youth organization. All of our resources are available for download free of charge.
Access the Digital Activity Center here.
Do you want to provide young people with powerful examples of youth peacemakers?
Watch our Prize Winners’ videos and use our Prize Winners Video Discussion Guides to start a conversation about peacemaking to inspire more young people to get involved.
Download our Video Guides here.