Elizabeth Peacock, NewGen Peacebuilders
Date grant awarded: May 11, 2016
NewGen Peacebuilders is a nonprofit youth peace education program focusing on high schools students with headquarters in Charlotte, NC, USA. The mission is to “make learning to be a peacebuilder a rite of passage for everyone” by equipping young people to understand drivers of conflict and imagine innovative solutions. NewGen Peacebuilders is inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s proposal that “To teach real peace in the world . . . begin with the children.” NewGen Peacebuilders makes Master’s level conflict analysis tools accessible to young people through a curriculum that draws from the work of modern peace scholars presented in an engaging format for young people.