January 17, 2023
The Peace First Challenge helps youth (aged 13–25) create and lead projects that address injustice in their community through compassion, courage, and collaborative leadership. All they have to do is upload a one-minute reel on their Instagram or TikTok profile, showing how young people are changing their communities for the better. They should also mention #PeaceFirstChallenge in their caption and tag @peacefirstorg.
Joining the challenge provides access to a mini grant of up to $250 along with self-guided virtual training. Developed by young social change leaders from around the world, the training takes students step by step through the process of creating an impactful project (or making an existing project stronger).
Students will also receive tools to build a just and peaceful world, deepen their learning, and support their project planning, as well as personalized feedback. The tools were developed over Peace First’s 30 years of supporting young people. In addition, they will receive mentorship to help their project succeed, including multiple rounds of written feedback and a coaching video call. Once they complete the challenge, students will have opportunities to apply for further funding through Peace First’s Accelerator program.