HANDS OF PEACE PRESENTS:
RAISING YOUTH VOICES

RAISING YOUTH VOICES

Raising Youth Voices was created to bring the experience of dialogue and leadership development to local San Diego youth. Hands of Peace initiated the Raising Youth Voices program in 2019 with funding from the San Diego Foundation’s Peacemakers Fund.

MOVING BEYOND THE “US VERSUS THEM” FRAMEWORK

There is no shortage of challenges facing our community and our country. COVID-19, racial  equity, healthcare, immigration, refugees, homelessness, economic inequality, gun control,  climate change, and the list goes on. And in today’s increasingly polarized world, each of these issues is racked with political tension and strife. Debates about the issues are often framed in stark “you are with us or against us” terms, leading to frustration and gridlock. There are calls for urgent and immediate change, and we are stuck on how to move things forward in a sustainable and meaningful way. Through the Hands of Peace Raising Youth Voices program, teens ages 14-15 will:

  • LEARN HOW TO IDENTIFY KEY QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED IN YOUR COMMUNITY
  • GAIN THE SKILLS NEEDED TO A FACILITATE A CONVERSATION 
  • GAIN THE CONFIDENCE TO ORGANIZE AND LEAD CHANGE

2021 WORKSHOPS: April 11, 18, & 25 and May 2

Sessions will be on Zoom and 90 minutes each. Sign up here.

A lot is going on in the world right now and this was a great way to take a step back, reflect, while still being present and educated on what is going on.

Nour

 

It was very helpful to have people from different cultures and backgrounds come together and share ideas on how to combat these issues.

Cassandra