“Youth Peace" Campaign - Update for CHI - IL
“Homicide is a leading cause of death in kids, and rates are rising, study finds” (CNN, December 19, 2022)
The Campaign Advocates
To adults anywhere, we advocate for "Youth Peace” Policies with the United Nations and all 193 United Nations Member States. We also advocate for "Youth Peace" with local U.S. Municipalities, U.S. State Governments, and the U.S. Federal Government.
We have been successful in getting "Youth Peace" resolutions passed in the U.N. General Assembly and "Safe Schools" legislation passed in the U.S. Congress.
“YouthAlert! (YA!)’s advocacy on the prevention of conflict and violence, including your initiatives in the field of education, help to raise awareness among youth and motivate them to strive for the world we all aspire to. "We are grateful for the contribution your organization has made. " (Dept. of Global Communications, United Nations, NYC, 2023)
The Campaign Educates
To youth everywhere, we present our "Youth Peace" Program, a live, in-person school-based presentation for those twenty-six years of age or younger by a YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. instructor. Age-appropriate programming. It's essential "Survive & Thrive" Skills Training for today's world. The Campaign is also a national Public Awareness effort.
We have instructed over 10,000 youth with a 97% favorable rating among instructors and students in U.S. public schools.
“I have observed YouthAlert! (YA!)’s presentations and concur with the teachers and students on their “two thumbs up” approval. The students appreciate the fast paced, media approach that respects them personally and accurately addresses the real life issues they confront daily” (Practical Living Specialist, Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY, 2018)
The Campaign Believes
All youth are “equal” in importance, meaning, value, and worth, without exception.
That it is youths No. 1 job to “survive” their youth.
It is all youth’s “destiny” to live a long and healthy life.
Violence, bullying, and abuse (VBA) are the “Head of the Snake.” It is the most prominent “root problem” for youth.
To truly “protect” and save “any youth,” we must protect and save “all youth.”
Connect with us atwww.YouthPeaceCampaign.org
A U.S. Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), 501 (c) (3) (EIN: 27-5333413) Non-Profit, Non-Partisan, Publicly Funded Charity in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
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A "Youth Peace Revolution" is coming. It will encompass all 1.8 billion youth in the world. Our universal YouthAlert! (YA!) "Youth Peace" Advocacy and Education Campaign will contribute to making this happen in our lifetime. School-Based Violence Prevention Education has proven to be effective in reducing violence in all youth. That is why we are pushing our YA! "Youth Peace" Program in CHI-IL schools as hard as we can. The practice can also be adapted for out-of-school time settings as well. There is no youth in CHI-IL that should be without this essential "Survive & Thrive" programming. The information they might not get, and skills they might not develop, anywhere else. With people's gracious support we will try to reach all of them.
YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A.’s worldwide, universal “Youth Peace” Campaign is continuing with significant effort. We aim to achieve results through advocacy, education, and training. The goal is a substantial improvement in the lives of youth in “their” world. We want to end youth vs. youth violence and the “War Against Youth.” Our group is trying to create “Youth Peace” country-wide, building blocks and momentum in some of the most high-risk areas for youth. We aim to tackle "the worst, first." Key regions this initiative has been focused on over the last three months have been the U.S., the Korean Peninsula, Syria, Iran, Israel, and Gaza. In America, our priorities are self-harm and gun violence.
The Campaign is centered around several core beliefs:
“Peace if the First Principle of Everything.” “Peace” is the gateway, the best steppingstone to the Good Principles of Humanity; Peace, Life, Love, Freedom, and Equality (PLLFE). Then Teamwork, Equity, Human Advancement, Human Happiness, and ultimately better our chances of Human Survival. We believe violence, bullying, and abuse (VBA) are currently the greatest threat to humankind. Ninety-nine percent of all species on this planet are already extinct, including every other hominid. Humans should and must survive. But not to survive just to suffer, but to achieve “excellence.”
That “Youth Peace” is an effective steppingstone to world “Peace.” That “Youth Peace First” should be applied to all conflict regions or potential conflict regions.
Its youth’s number one job is to survive their youth, and it is adults’ job to help them. We need every youth. Youth are the present. If we want youth to be the future, they need adult help.
That all youth are equal in importance, value, meaning, and worth, and every other way we can think of, known or unknown, without exception
It is all youth’s destiny to live a long and healthy life.
YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. has been actively pushing its "Youth Peace" Campaign in cities, schools, and religious institutions in all of Chicago and Illinois in 2022. This advocacy includes live in-school peace education and skill training by the organization, working directly with kids, and governmental agencies, working with adults. The organization believes the best way to greatly reduce unjustified violence, bullying, and abuse is an equal youth/adult team. More emphasis in 2022 by YA! has been to involve U.S. youth on not only national “youth peace” issues but world “youth peace” issues most particularly in the area of Eastern Europe, Syria and the Middle East, and the Korena Peninsula. International affairs are very much on the mind of many youth. In 2022, YA! has done more to connect U.S. youth with other youth worldwide through YA!’s social media platforms.
YouthAlert! (YA!) Youth Peace Program is offered to schools throughout Chicago and the State of Illinois.
It is "Survive & Thrive" Education and Skills Training for Youth School-Based Universal Violence Prevention Model Practice & Curriculum
A Live, In-Person Presentation, Direct to All Students, by a YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. instructor. Age-Appropriate Programming for those Twenty-Six Years year of age or younger. One to three-day presentations available.
Ninety Units Available Including Bullying, Cyber-Bullying, Self-Harm, Peer Violence, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Gun Violence, Gang Violence, School Violence, Media, Equity, Kindness
Some of the core concepts of the program is:
All youth are equal in meaning, importance, value, and worth without exception.
It is all youth destiny to live a long and healthy life
Survival is the "Name Of the Game" for youth.
All violence by youth is essential self- destructive
Most hurt themselves rather than get hurt by others.
The best team is an equal youth/adult team. That is what the presentation is.
Most youth are peaceful; therefore, we say to youth, “Don't Change.” Youth are one hundred percent innocent and perfect just the way they are
Tomorrow is another day. One day can and often does make all the difference.
All "wars" are "Youth vs. Youth Wars"
We are fighting to end the "War Against Youth" with all forms of violence and all youth
Program Participant History, 80% Teens (60% Middle School Age, 30% High School Age) and 10% Elementary School Age.
The Program is insured, and its presentation personnel is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Program is modeled on the Universal School-Based Violence Prevention Practice, which has been rated “Effective” to "Reduce Aggression" in K–12 students by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2021.
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