Date posted: February 6, 2015
Organized by the Peace Islands Institute (PII), “Young Peace Ambassadors Academy” is a new initiative: a 6-week intensive leadership-training project that combines mentorship, workshops, interactive discussions, keynote speakers and field trips on Saturdays 10am – 3pm from April 11 to May 16, 2015.
Students will learn about the United Nations and the global problems such as human rights, peace and conflict resolution, women’s empowerment and girls’ education, eradication of poverty and hunger, and environmental sustainability and climate change. It’s important to educate the youth to think globally, act locally, and become global citizens. Without global competency, students will fail to become productive citizens in a globalized world. In the future, the economic advantages will reward leaders who can analyze and solve problems, recognize patterns and similarities, and communicate and interact with other people from various cultures.
This project also promotes diversity and multiculturalism through academic and social engagements for middle and high school students coming from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds in New York City.
Partners and Supporters
NYC DOE Office of the NYC Schools Chancellor
The Journalists and Writers Foundation
Turkish Cultural Centers
|February 2, 2015||Registration Starts|
|February 27, 2015||Registration Deadline|
|March 7, 2015||Open House|
|April 11, 2015||Week 1: United Nations & Global Citizenship|
|April 18, 2015||Week 2: Human Rights|
|April 25, 2015||Week 3: Peace and Conflict Resolution|
|May 2, 2015||Week 4: Women Empowerment|
|May 9, 2015||Week 5: Eradication of Poverty & Hunger|
|May 16, 2015||Week 6: Environmental Sustainability|
|May 23, 2015||Graduation Ceremony|
Topics and Objectives
Week 1: United Nations & Global Citizenship
Week 2: Human Rights
Week 3: Peace & Conflict Resolution
Week 4: Women Empowerment & Girls Education
Week 5: Eradication of Poverty & Hunger
Week 6: Environmental Sustainability & Climate Change
You may enroll the program at this page.
Source: Peace Islands Institute , Feb. 6, 2015