Peace First was founded on the belief that young people have the power and responsibility to change the world. We believe that mastering peacemaking is the key skill of the 21st century and involves demonstrating courage, compassion and the ability to create collaborative change by engaging others. For almost two decades, in 32 states and 23 countries, Peace First has developed and implemented transformative programming to teach young people critical peacemaking skills in order to reduce bullying, develop leadership, and engage young people in playing a vital role in making their schools and communities safer and more just places. Our work empowers students with the skills, relationships, and opportunities to be active, positive forces in their communities and throughout their lives.

Current Opportunities for Peace First

The Peace First Prize

Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Application Deadline: March 30, 2023
Description: Modeled as a “Nobel Peace Prize” for youth, the inaugural Peace First Prize launched in January, 2013 to celebrate young people, ages 8-22, for peacemaking projects they implemented in their schools and communities. Hundreds of applicants from 48 states submitted compelling applications showcasing their powerful contributions in creating peace and justice around them. Winners, to be announced in fall 2013, receive a $50,000 two-year Fellowship to further their peacemaking work. The Fellowship includes convening's, individualized coaching, networking, and mentoring to invest in the long-term capability of winners to be peace leaders and spokespersons.

Contact Information

Peace First
25 Kingston St. 6th Floor
Boston, MA