PeaceJam provides year-long, ongoing educational programs for youth ages 5-25. The participating Nobel Peace Laureates are directly involved in developing the curriculum and the program itself. PeaceJam is the only organization in the world which has so many Nobel Peace Laureates working together for a common cause-our youth.
All the PeaceJam programs are flexible to be used in an academic or non-academic setting – as an after-school club, community or faith-based group, integrated into core curriculum and electives, or used as a school-wide or district-wide program.
PeaceJam programs combine 1) standards based literacy, civics, and geography content, 2) leadership development, 3) service-learning, 4) conflict resolution, and 5) character development.
Education: Curricular programs for youth ages 5-25 The purpose of the PeaceJam curriculum is to stimulate youths' critical thinking skills, strengthen their research abilities, increase their knowledge of the role of nonviolence in conflict, and promote self growth and reflection. It includes specific content on the lives and work of the Nobel Peace Laureates, as well as engaging activities for analyzing root causes of issues that affect communities both locally and globally. Extensive resources in each chapter allow youth to participate in an in-depth exploration of topics such as violence, poverty, reconciliation, and an individual's power to make a difference. The programs are Juniors, Leaders, Ambassadors, Scholars and Juvenile Justice.
Inspiration: 13 Nobel Peace Laureates and the Youth Participants Themselves Through the PeaceJam program, youth explore the personal stories of 13 Nobel Peace Laureates-most of whom have overcome tremendous challenges. Each Laureate's choice to stand up against negative forces and to solve problems in their own countries through nonviolence serves as inspiration for youth as they work to address the issues they are most passionate about. Youth analyze the skills, knowledge, and attributes that allowed the Laureates to be successful in their work. Youth also explore their own beliefs, actions, and choices and how to put their talents, skills, and passion to work for positive change. PeaceJam also brings Nobel Peace Prize winners together with high-school aged youth for two-day PeaceJam Youth Conferences. Check the Events Section to find the PeaceJam Conference nearest you.
Action: Global Call to Action Projects Aligned with High Quality Service-Learning Standards PeaceJam puts youth in the authentic position of being peacemakers and peacebuilders who address the most pressing issues of our time in both local and global communities. Youth will use the framework of PeaceJam's Global Call to Action to implement creative projects that address the root causes of such issues as extreme poverty, disease, racism, violence, environmental degradation, human rights, and the proliferation of weapons. PeaceJam offers all young people the opportunity to step into powerful leadership roles that will make a lasting and sustainable impact.
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