NewGen Peacebuilders- Charlottesville, Fall 2017 Application for Participation
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 who are equipped to actively resolve conflict and build bridges for the rest of their lives.

The NewGen Peacebuilders- Charlottesville, Fall 2017 program will accept up to 30 students (grades 10-12 in 2017-18 academic year) from a diverse set of high schools in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia. Up to six students will be selected from each participating school. The program spans 12 weeks over the course of the Fall 2017 semester and is delivered as an extracurricular activity.

The Rotary Club of Charlottesville, with support from Rotary District 7610, is a lead sponsor of NewGen Peacebuilders- Charlottesville, Fall 2017. Full scholarships are available for students accepted into the program.
The program will be delivered in collaboration with the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.

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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