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My Peacebuilder Foundations is the core online course and interactive content delivered in sequential modules for high school students and members of youth clubs and organizations. The course is delivered in a timed release of introductory content and six modules (see Content description on this website) with estimated course completion of 15-20 hours. Course completion achieves understanding of fundamental drivers of conflict and peace, the ability to imagine innovative approaches to change, and skills to frame an issue problem statement and create a peace project idea.
Participation in this course also provides students with access to Case Studies, Challenges and a Community that support the goal of #YPAvoices – listening to and amplifying youth perspectives on how to build peace. Completion achieves a NewGen Peacebuilders certificate.
How do students refine peace project ideas in what feels like an age of chaos? This opportunity is for students and club members who want to more fully develop leadership skills and guide other students to put Peace Projects in Action. From January through May 2022, small teams of student leaders will pair with a club advisor or mentor (community sponsor/Rotarian) who has completed Guiding Young Peacebuilders. Together, they can develop and implement ideas generated through My Peacebuilder Foundations. In an accelerator style virtual/in-person summit, teams and mentors receive facilitated instruction and guidance that results in a peace project plan and implementation over 8-10 weeks.Peace project completion achieves advanced certification that supports students in applications for competitive awards, scholarships and recognition. (Note: Opening of the Leading Project Teams application process is anticipated for December 2021. Schedule updates are provided to participants in My Peacebuilder Foundations and Guiding Young Peacebuilders.)