teachers of peace

Aware youth

Cultivating relationships that are grounded in peace, compassion and acceptance. It’s the embracing of life, of being fully aware and seeing the inherent beauty in diversity.

This is a movement that invites youth to play a key role in reframing the inner narrative of perceived division, to one of peace. Which is only sustainable by recognizing and embracing the peace that lives in all of us.

Ways to participate

  • If you lead a regular youth group, camp or provide a drop-in space, let’s find out how we might integrate this work with your services & programs
  • Help us develop and sustain the annual Youth Peace Summit
  • Help create new ways for Embodied Peace to thrive for all youth

It is valid to assure someone that ‘life gets better’. No doubt, there are appropriate occasions to do so. However, life can only be lived here and now. Let’s reframe the dialogue to one that embraces the truth of our experiences instead of the belief that life ‘should have been different.’

Through dialogue, art and meditation, youth are encouraged to explore where they are in the moment—emotionally, mentally and spiritually. This exploration includes cultivating a depth of awareness and allowing the wealth of wisdom and peace to find expression.

Though the conversations are seemingly about bullying, identity, anxieties, depression and fear—our engagements with youth are centered around the awareness of Self, while investigating the source of frustration and happiness and how it’s expressed in their lives.

This work is adapted to the unique environments of your particular youth group, whether it’s for LGBTQI+, cultural, ‘at-risk’ or any other. Schools, religious communities, non-profits and NGO’s are encouraged to participate. Let’s see how we can integrate this work into the wonderful work your organization is already providing!

Ultimately this is about self-discovery, freedom and being the peace that was once only a thought.