NewGen Peacebuilders trains and equips high school and university students to:-Truly understand drivers of conflict and peace-Imagine innovative solutions that create change-Take action to address an issue impacting quality of life in a community or communities
The result is empowered young people equipped to resolve conflict and build bridges for the rest of their lives.
The NewGen Peacebuilders- Roanoke, Fall 2018 program will accept up to 30 students (grades 10-12 in 2018-19 academic year) from schools in the Roanoke County, Roanoke City, Franklin County and Salem City school districts. Up to six students will be selected from each participating school. The program spans 12 weeks over the course of the Fall 2018 semester and is delivered as an extracurricular activity.
Rotary District 7570 is a lead sponsor of NewGen Peacebuilders: Roanoke, Fall 2018. Full scholarships are available for students accepted into the program.
Youth peace education is not just a strategy for the future. Today’s young people have unprecedented awareness of global issues, access to information and technology, and energy for questioning traditional methods of problem solving. NewGen Peacebuilders equips young people to be informed agents of peace right now.
The NewGen Peacebuilders team looks forward to reviewing your application!