About PeaceCasters


PeaceCasters empowers young people in middle and high school to share their stories with the world in order to create change through digital and social media. By training young leaders to connect their personal stories to world issues, develop effective social media messages, and de-escalate conflicts online, we are empowering a new generation of positive influencers who are uplifting their communities and inspiring others to take action. 

PeaceCasters lessons include:

  • Practicing the power of your personal story
  • Using social media to create social change
  • Making impactful digital art and graphic designs
  • Taking control of your own narrative 
  • Tackling the problem of trolls and bullies online
  • Playing lots of our famously addictive cooperative games

PeaceCasters participants work, play, and create together as a team to explore how social media impacts our lives and how we can use it to challenge prejudices and build community. Youth will leave with not only an empowered sense of self-respect and leadership, but with career skills in graphic design, digital communications, and team-building collaboration. Participants in our program also become eligible to join our Youth Leadership Team as Youth Mentors, where they continue to lead and inspire their peers by helping to facilitate workshops and lead cooperative games. Through this youth leadership development model, all PeaceCasters programs are 100% youth-led. 

“My favorite thing about camp was to see all these young people coming together who seem genuinely interested in making the world a better place.” -Sage, PeaceCasters Participant


 

PeaceCasters camps and workshops are for people in middle and high school who can work together in small groups. All our programs are priced on a pay-what-you-can sliding scale in order to stay accessible. We are committed to serving all youth with powerful programming based in non-violence, anti-oppression, accessibility, and collaboration. 

“I enjoyed our collaboration with PeaceCasters immensely and I would jump at the opportunity to host another one of their programs or send our youth to an outside program. They were able to adapt and take on any challenges with a smile and a positive attitude. My experience was wonderful!”

-Lauren DeGeorge, Program Director at the Backside Learning Center

For more information about the PeaceCasters program, you can email Lijah, the program leader, at Lijah@PeaceEducationProgram.org. Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with the youth-created work!

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