NewGen Peacebuilders trains and equips high school and university students to: 1)Truly understand drivers of conflict and peace; 2) Imagine innovative solutions that create change; 3) 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.
SPONSORSHIP: The Rotary Club of Gloucester Point, Rotary Club of Mathews, Rotary Club of Middlesex and Rotary Club of West Point, with support from Rotary District 7610, are lead sponsors of NewGen Peacebuilders: Middle Peninsula, Spring 2018. Their support provides full scholarships to cover costs for students who are invited to participate. Students who complete the program become certified NewGen Peacebuilders and qualify for recommendations for awards, scholarships and more opportunities, including connections with alumni in multiple countries.
PROGRAM INFORMATION: The NewGen Peacebuilders: Middle Peninsula, Spring 2018 program will accept up to 30 students (grades 10-12 in 2017-18 academic year) from a Mathews High School, West Point High School, Gloucester High School, Middlesex High School and Christchurch School. Up to six students will be selected from each participating school. Students participate in this extra-curricular program with support and encouragement of key school advisors and parents/guardians. Two of the workshop days take place on Friday. Participants receive an excused absence from school. In some cases, NewGen Peacebuilders qualifies participants for community service/academic credit from some teachers/schools.
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!