NewGen Peacebuilders trains and equips 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 -- Houston, Fall 2019 program will accept students (grades 9-12 in 2019-2020 academic year) from public, private and charter schools across the northeast/east areas of Greater Houston.
The program spans 12 weeks over the course of the Fall 2019 semester and is delivered as an extracurricular activity.
All selected applicants receive full funding to participate. Special thanks to Rotary District 5890 for this support.
The NewGen Peacebuilders team looks forward to reviewing your application!
IMMERSION WORKSHOP I:Friday, September 27, 8:00am-3:00pm*Saturday, September 28, 9:00am-4:00pmTwo-day workshop introducing Foundations and Frameworks of Conflict, Peace and Violence.*Participants receive an excused absence from school.
WEEKLY VIRTUAL MEETINGS with GUEST SPEAKERS September 30 -- October 25 Four VIRTUAL conversations feature local, national and international peacebuilders.Calls take place once a week in the evening for one hour each.Participants use Join.Me online meeting software to participate in these VIRTUAL conversations. Before each call, participants complete a short pre-read or watch a short video. After each call, participants submit a short written reflection.
IMMERSION WORKSHOP II:Friday, October 18, 8:00am-3:00pm*Saturday, October 19, 9:00am-4:00pmTwo-day workshop focuses on activating compassion and conceptualizing action peace projects. *Participants receive an excused absence from school.
IMMERSION WORKSHOP III:Saturday, October 26, 9:00am-4:00pm One-day workshop introducing effective peace project management.
PEACE PROJECTS:October 28 through December 13Participants are coached and mentored to design and implement team action peace projects. Commitment: 2-3 hours each week.
NewGen Peacebuilders: YOUnited December 14, 2019, 9:00am-4:00pmPublic presentation of peace project results and closing celebration for family, friends and community members