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Help a student team take the Peace First Challenge

2/01/2017

Peace First is excited to announce the launch of the Peace First Challenge. Imagined as a “science fair” for social innovation, the Peace First Challenge is a call to action for teams of young people across America to identify places of hurt, disconnection, and brokenness in their local schools and communities and to create powerful solutions. Young people who accept the Peace First Challenge will have access to digital tools, mentors, and $100,000 in funding and prizes.
 
The American Federation of Teachers is partnering with Peace First in this project. Here’s what you need to need to know:

  • The Peace First Challenge began on January 17, but teams can sign up until February 10. The campaign will run until the end of the school year (around mid-May).
  • It is open to young people between the ages of 13-24 living in the United States.
  • Young people participate in a team of at least three, with an adult serving as a mentor or facilitator.
  • Up to $100,000 in funding, prizes, and other rewards will be available. Just by joining and creating a project, participants are eligible to receive mini-grants up to $250 to fund their work.
  • Adults are encouraged to sign up as mentors and help guide student teams through their peacemaking project.
  • Only 250 teams are being accepted - sign up soon!

To get started with the Peace First Challenge, register your team online by February 10.

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