Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Future Leaders for Peace teaches young people positive leadership and interpersonal skills, and creates a movement of change by inspiring them to share these skills with others.
We work directly with youth in a variety of environments, primarily in schools, developing leadership and interpersonal skills. We work with them through assemblies, workshops, and student clubs. Our programs and presentations address the subjects of honesty, good communication and listening skills, objective and empathetic decision making, and goal setting. Young people are the leaders of the future. We equip them with techniques to build peace in their daily lives and relationships. Through them we change the world.
Volunteering with Future Leaders for Peace was a FANTASTIC opportunity for me to get involved with the Berkeley community. As a volunteer, I mediated group discussions about conflict resolution. The students in my group amazed me by honestly recounting stories about conflict in their homes and at school and by addressing how to "peacefully" address these types of conflict. I really felt that my group progressed over the course of our weekly meetings as we discussed different ways to resolve difficult situations. Although stimulating conversation between the members of my group was difficult at first, as time went on, they grew more and more comfortable with each other and were able to open their minds and hearts to their peers' intelligent advice and genuine sympathy. I STRONGLY recommend volunteering with FLFP...it is a wonderful way to get involved and better understand the Berkeley community! I am volunteering again in the fall!
by Molly H.
(Administrator for this Organization)(2008-08-14 12:30:34.0)
Future Leaders for Peace provides opportunities for you to connect to the youth of your community. The organization helps train young students to live more peacefully in their daily lives. We help kids develop communication and leadership skills. The organization also ensures that each volunteers is equipped with these tools in their own lives too! It is a win-win opportunity and a highly rewarding experience.