NewGen Peacebuilders: Metro Charlotte, NC, Spring 2019 Application for Participation
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Program Overview
NewGen Peacebuilders is a global youth peace education program that emphasizes the role, value and impact of young people ages 14-24 in achieving a peaceful world. The program engages high school and university students in tangible efforts to create peace. NewGen Peacebuilders is recognized by the Rotary Action Group for Peace. The program was designed and co-Founded by Rotary Peace Fellow Patricia Shafer, in collaboration with other Rotary Peace Fellows.

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- Metro Charlotte, Spring 2019 program will accept up to 75 students (grades 9-12 in 2018-19 academic year) from public, private and charter schools across the metro Charlotte area (Mecklenburg, Gaston, Cabarrus and Union counties). Up to 10 students will be selected from each participating school. The program spans 12 weeks over the course of the Spring 2019 semester and is delivered as an extracurricular activity.

Rotary District 7680 is a lead sponsor of NewGen Peacebuilders: Metro Charlotte, Spring 2019. Their support provides full scholarships valued at $500 each 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!

NewGen Peacebuilders Overview Video (5 mins)
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