Our Approach

Our Peacebuilders are case managers, mentors, and teachers. They help youth build peace, in their minds, in their lives and in their communities. In fact, many of our Peacebuilders were high-risk youth themselves. They know firsthand the obstacles our youth face every day. Their capacity to relate to young people makes their relationships transformational. Our Peacebuilders often say, “We strive to be the adult we wish we had when we were young.”

When people ask, “What’s the secret to your success?”, we have a one-word answer, relationships. Our staff works tirelessly to cultivate strong, positive relationships. We support our youth with a variety of services, employing practices that have proven effective in violence prevention and in positive youth development programs. Our Peacebuilders are available 24/7. They mediate conflict, show up for school conferences, accompany youth to court dates and more. Any time a youth needs guidance or an advocate, a Peacebuilder is there.

Theory of Change
View our theory of change that provides an overview of our strategies and expected outcomes.

theory of change (pdf)