Sport has the power to shape and even transform young people's lives, and contribute to development and peace. At Generations For Peace, sport is used to promote understanding and unity among young people living through some of the world's most intractable conflicts. Donate and share your sport story to help us ensure everyone can use #SportForPeace, regardless of the conflict that surrounds them.
For many people, the opportunity to play sports in a safe environment is taken for granted. And yet, nearly 1 in 4 of the world's youth are affected by conflict and violence, and do not have access to safe, structured sport activities. Sports are proven to be effective tools for development and peace. There is urgent need to harness the power of sport for peace and make sport more widely available to youth in conflict-affected communities in the United States and around the world.
GFP's Sport For Peace programs harnesses the energy of sport-based games and power of team dynamics to change behaviors and relationships among youth living through conflict and violence. In only 12 years, we have built a global movement of over 11,400 volunteer youth leaders from 50 countries who are using sports and other tools to build peace in their communities. With your support, we can mentor even more of them, and provide sport activities to young people living through conflict.
Just one sport-session could instill lifelong skills for peacebuilding in youth, whether that be learning how to work together, or overcoming a challenge within the rules of a game. GFP's Sport For Peace activities are proven to increase capacities to manage conflict non-violently. Each aspect of our sport-based activities fosters skills that translate directly into peacebuilding in the real world. To date, we have positively impacted more than 524,000 children, youth and adults in 50 countries.