PeaceJam’s comprehensive service-learning programs introduce young people to the lives and work of Nobel Peace Laureates in an exciting interactive format that fosters 21st century skills, leadership development, and global citizenship.
They are designed to stand alone or be integrated into existing curricula or programs in schools or out-of-school settings. PeaceJam is the world’s largest youth development and service-learnig organization led by Nobel Peace Laureates, including the Dalai Lama, Betty Williams, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Oscar Arias, Desmond Tutu, Máiread Corrigan Maguire, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Jody Williams, José-Ramos Horta, Sir Joseph Rotblat, Shirin Ebadi, and Leymah Gbowee.
The PeaceJam mission is “to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities, and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody.”
Since its beginning in 1996 over one million youth worldwide have participated in the program and implemented over two million service projects in their communities. Examples of some of these projects can be accessed on our One Billion Acts of Peace website (1billionacts.org).
We provide award winning service-learning curricula for elementary, middle, high, and college age youth where students study the lives and work of the Laureates, build age-appropriate awareness of global issues, develop leadership and 21st century skills, and create and implement service projects to address the root causes of global issues in their communities and the world.
The PeaceJam program has been nominated nine times by Nobel Peace Laureates for the Nobel Peace Prize. Descriptions of each program and samples of the curriculum can be accessed under the “Educate” button on the PeaceJam website (peacejam.org).
- Anger Management
- Anti-Bullying / Positive Environment Education
- Conflict Resolution
- Cultural Competency
- Environmental Education
- Gender & Race Equality
- Human Rights
- Mediation & Negotiation
- Nonviolent Communication
- Peace, nonviolence, conflict transformation
- Social & Economic Justice
- Weekend retreat/ camp
- Week long camp
- Full school year implementation
- 16 session class (1 hour each approx.)
- 8 session class (1 hour each approx.)
- 4 sessions (1 hour each approx.)
PeaceJam Program Subscription Levels
I. Subscription Fees:
- Individual online training and curriculum access: $175 (for one person; includes free online training and email support)
- Institutional Annual Subscriptions (for schools or youth agencies; includes free online training and email support)
- 0 to 100 students……………$250
- 101 to 300 students………..$400
- 301 to 500 students………..$550
- 501 to 700 students………..$700
- 701 to 1000 students………$1000
- 1001 + students………………$1500
II. Training Options:
- Online training and curriculum included in subscription fee.
- Institutional Training: 6-hour training for your staff at your school/agency: $1000+ travel and accommodations (if needed) for certified trainer.
- Regional Face-to-Face Training & Networking Session: PeaceJam offices offer in-person trainings in their regions: 2 staff can attend regional trainings for the annual subscription fee (each additional participant is $75).
- Free Webinars: PeaceJam Foundation and its regional offices offer periodic webinars on topics ranging from the life and work of the Nobel Peace Laureates to strategies for improving your projects.
- On-site Coaching for staff and students (weekly, monthly, or quarterly): Contact your local PeaceJam office or the PeaceJam Foundation for a price quote.
- Host a PeaceJam Day: PeaceJam can support your school/agency to host a day of interactive activities: $500 to $2500 dependent upon level of support provided. To implement the PeaceJam program a group leader must participate in either a face-to-face or an online program and curriculum training which is described on the PeaceJam website (peacejam.org) under the “Educate” button. The PeaceJam program has been promoted as a resource for Rotary Interact clubs in Rotary District 5450 where a number of youth leader have been trained on the curricula.
The PeaceJam Program provides access to:
- Conferences with Nobel Peace Laureates: Local PeaceJam Affiliate hosts a one-day PeaceJam youth event to kick off the program year in the fall and a two-day PeaceJam conference with a featured Nobel Peace Laureate in the spring.
- The Global Call to Action PeaceJam resources guide your groups through the easy steps of planning and carrying out Global Call to Action service projects.
- The PeaceJam Curriculum: An extensive Curriculum explores issues of violence, power and oppression, and nonviolent action for change – as well as the lives and work of the Nobel Peace Laureates.
- PeaceJam Training Sessions: The local Affiliate provides resources, training, and support for designated teachers/adult advisors to implement the PeaceJam curriculum with youth in a school or youth organization.
- Support Staff The PeaceJam Affiliate assists with program planning and implementation.