Teens: Become a Leader for Peace and Justice

Teens, and Parents and Youth Mentors

Would you or your teen like to:

  • Learn to settle conflicts peacefully?
  • Develop leadership skills?
  • Help reduce the level of violence in your school and community?
  • Connect with other teens from throughout the Richmond region?
  • Earn community service hours?

Become a Youth Peace Leader!

We’re now accepting applications for our fall 2017 FREE training for new youth leaders.

There are two training opportunities:


Saturday and Sunday, September 30-October 1  9:30am-5pm 


Saturday and Sunday, October 21-22  9:30am-5pm

Apply to participate in one of the workshops .

You and other teenagers will spend a fun weekend doing activities and learning. You’ll learn to resolve and defuse conflicts. You can use the skills you learn with friends, at home, and at school.

Lunch and snacks will be provided. You’ll also get a copy of a training manual with dozens of exercises and activities.  This year’s workshops are scheduled to be held at the new 6 Points Innovation Center in Highland Park.

Once you complete one of the weekend trainings, you’ll be qualified to become a Youth Leader in the Richmond Youth Peace Project!


As a youth leader, you’ll have opportunities to teach other young people ways to communicate and resolve disagreements. You’ll also get involved in creative activities and make your voice heard in the community…all under the expert mentorship of the Richmond Peace Education Center.


In addition, you’ll earn 15 hours of community service credit just for participating in
the two-day training.

Learn more about the Richmond Youth Peace Project here.

Or follow this link to apply.

The Richmond Youth Peace Project is a collaboration between the Richmond Peace Education Center and Drums No Guns.