PeaceJam Southeast at FSU Center for Leadership &a...
PeaceJam is an international education program built around Nobel Peace Prize Laureates who work personally with youth to pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody. The goal of PeaceJam is to inspire a new generation of leaders who will transform themselves, their local communities, and the world. Florida State University serves as the headquarters for the Southeast PeaceJam region. Florida State students participate in all aspects of the program as PeaceJam Scholars, Conference Mentors, and Curriculum Coaches.
Students in grades K through 12 study the PeaceJam curriculum and engage in service learning through 10 Key Issue Areas (https://www.billionacts.org). PeaceJam is available to all schools, youth-serving agencies or faith-based institutions that serve youth ages 5-25. It can be integrated into a pre-existing program, an academic class, or an after-school program/club. Each group determines how much time to spend on program content and how often to meet. The more time devoted to PeaceJam, the greater the impact on participants. FSU students go into Leon County schools weekly to introduce PeaceJam curriculum and support service initiatives.
The mission of the Center for Leadership & Social Change is to transform lives through identity development, leadership education and community engagement. The center runs more than 30 programs for students, faculty and staff to develop skills to create positive, sustainable change in their communities.