Follow these links for more information on Youth & Peace in Action:
Director’s Executive Summary
YPA PPT Overview
YPA At-A-Glance (Infographic)
Key Biographies


Questions: info@youthpeaceaction.org

A BIG IDEA FOR PEACE

Peace is often called a “universal human value,” and peace has been identified as a priority by Rotarians and Rotary International for more than 100 years. Today, “Promoting Peace” is one of RI’s seven areas of focus.

In July 2020, Peter Kyle, Rotary International Director for Zones 33&34 (2020-2022) began sharing a vision to promote and support 65,000 Rotarians in more 1,700+ Rotary Clubs in Zones 33&34 as connectors and conveners for peace. The signature initiative Youth & Peace in Action: Engaging 100,000 Young Community Peacebuilders (YPA) was established as a bold signature initiative to Equip, Energize, Educate and Engage Rotarians, community members, teachers and students in peace education and peace projects.

Rotary Peace Fellows Patricia Shafer of NewGen Peacebuilders and Ana Patel of the Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding were selected as Implementing Partners based on their extensive experience in peacebuilding, peace education, and record of service and collaboration with Rotarians.

By November 2020, District Governors from 20 Districts had stepped forward as Champions and committed early funding for the “Establish” phase. A number of District Governors-Elect had begun to consider how “YPA” could be a significant part of the 2021-22 year.

A Million Dollar Challenge has been set forth to scale peace education that could produce as many as 1,000 peace projects at the school and community level.

Join us in working together to bring the vision to reality!

Timeline 2020-2022

2020

ESTABLISH

Champions Planning: RID Peter Kyle, DGs/DGEs, and Implementing Partners


Announcement at
Zones 33-34 Rotary
Leadership Summit
November 2020

2021

EQUIP

Positive Peace and
Signature Initiative

“Toolkits”/Roadmaps to
65,000 Rotarians

Rotary Clubs/Districts
commit time, talent,
treasure to Big Idea:
Youth-focused
Peace Education

Multi-District
PETS Trainings

2021

ENERGIZE

Virtual Event:
20,000 Attendees
Rotarians and
Community Leaders:
“Youth:
The Essential Peace”

“Ticketed” and available to Rotary Clubs/Districts,
guests/stakeholders
from local communities

2021 – 2022

EDUCATE

Certification of 5,000
HS service club leaders
and participation of
40,000 young people in
1,000 peace projects

Peace curriculum for
2,000 teachers serving
70,000 students
(assuming at least one
class per teacher
of 35 students)

2022

ENGAGE

Host virtual
celebrations of
peace projects; facilitate Community Learning
Events for 2,000 Rotarians and community leaders to plan future

The Four-Way Test

Of the things we think, say, or do:

1. Is it the TRUTH?

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?

3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

The Four-Way Test

Of the things we think, say, or do:

1. Is it the TRUTH?

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?

3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

 

© 2014 - 2020   Rotary International Zones 33-34   All Rights Reserved.

© 2014 - 2020   Rotary International Zones 33-34
All Rights Reserved

Privacy Policy                                              Powered By DACdb

Powered By DACdb