Peace First Fellow-In-Residence, Founder of the Teaching Peace Initiative, educator, organizer, and cockeyed optimist who believes deeply that we can build a better world by working together and letting young people lead. I love dark chocolate, musicals, cooking, travel, and my two cats!
I bring experience as a young peacemaker and a joy for guiding young people on their own journeys. I especially love giving advice on peer education, curriculum design, volunteer organizing, working on college campuses, working with public schools, and scaling. Always happy to listen. Always ready to brainstorm. Always here to help.
@behailu Hello there, Behailu! Thank you for joining our community, and we’re so glad that you want to share your experience.
There is a young person on our site who wants to do a project to stop fighting and violence at his school. He has a few questions that haven’t been answered yet. Do you have any experience you can…[Read more]
@eakits Emma, it’s great to meet you. Thanks for joining the community! It sounds like Emma’s Art Kits is doing really incredible work to bring kindness and healing to people in your community.
If you want support from our community for your project — or to start something new! — feel free to ‘start a project’ and we’ll do all we can to…[Read more]
@klewandowski Hi, Kyle! It’s awesome to have you in our community. Sounds like your work is really making a difference! We’d love to have you post a project on our site so that others can see the great work you’re doing, and we’re happy to support you however we can!
Could you help us with something? There’s another user in Australia who is…[Read more]
@knicholls Hi, Knicholls! Welcome to our community! It’s great that you care about the environment — we have a big community of young people here who want to make a difference on that very issue! You can check out their projects here:
When you’re ready, you can click on “Start a…[Read more]
@jamieb Hi Jamieb! It’s great to see you’ve joined the community. We’re glad you’re interested in helping young people be peacemakers!
I noticed that bullying is an issue that’s important to you. Here’s a young person doing a project on bullying who has some questions for our community. Maybe you could help answer…[Read more]
@ethanwasiejko Hi Ethan! It was great meeting you at the Lady Gaga concert this last weekend. I’m so glad you’ve joined the community!
We’re excited to help you, and your team at the Good Shepherd Foundation, make your community a more peaceful place.
Check out this group of young people who are doing a great project on LGBTQ+ rights — and you…[Read more]
Thank you so much for your support! It was a pleasure! We have a wonderful project in the works and would love to put the info on here by the end of the week. That project above looks quite wonderful! We will certainly be in touch…
Ethan, that sounds great. We’d be happy to provide support for the project you’re working on! It was great hearing about the Good Shepherd folks — thanks for what you do in the world!
I look forward to seeing your project on the site this week! 🙂
Hi Ethan! Just wanted to check in about your project. We can’t wait to see it here! Let me know if you have any questions.
@bjmfirstgrade Hi BJMFirstGrade! It’s so awesome that you’re looking to make positive change in the world, and we’re happy to help!
We have peacemaking activities for first graders that have been used in schools for decades, which you can check out on our Digital Activity Center: http://www2.peacefirst.org/digitalactivitycenter/
Here’s the specific page with the first grade curriculum!
Thank you! Our class is just starting to think of how we can help, we appreciate the ideas!
Great! As you have more ideas, if you want feedback or support, please let us know!
Can’t find a peace project for what you’re passionate about? Start your own.