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Money for Peace

Posted by T. Resnikoff // November 15th 2013 // Events and Opportunities, Social Justice, youth // no comments

Peace ‘n Quiet is Nice. Peace ‘n Community is Better.


Peace First has launched the Peace First Prize recognizing young people between the ages of 8-22 for their compassion, courage and ability to create collaborative change.

The National Public Radio program Around the Nation spoke with Eric Dawson, the co-founder and president of Peace First, and Peace first Prize recipient Babatunde Salaam.


Michael Martin, host of Around the Nation, from his introduction to the story,”Politicians, school officials, the news media – most adults spend at least some time talking about the problems that affect children and teens – things like bullying, poverty and police brutality. And they often talk about solutions. But why not ask the people themselves? That’s what the organization Peace First decided to do. For two decades now, the group has been trying to teach young people peacemaking skills. But now the group has just awarded, for the first time, a Peace First Prize. That’s a $50,000 prize awarded to 10 young people from elementary school age to college for projects designed to promote peace in their communities.”


Read the transcript of the interview or listen to the story on NPR.

Learn more about Peace First and the Peace First Prize.


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Ted Resnikoff is the Digital Communications Editor at the Unitarian Universalist Association.
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