About PeaceJam Northwest
“I believe that PeaceJam is a hidden treasure. It raises youth global awareness, develops critical thinking and actively engages students in social justice issues while giving youth and teachers a sense of hope and purpose.” -José da Silva, Principal
- What is PeaceJam?
- Why is it held at OSU?
- Conference Purpose
- PeaceJam's One Day PeaceSlam Conference
- PeaceJam Northwest Two Day Conference with Nobel Peace Laureate
- There are several ways to participate
PeaceJam is a year-long international educational program that gives high school-aged youth worldwide an opportunity to study and have direct contact with Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. Its goal is to foster a new generation of leaders, greater interest in global education, and local service projects in schools and communities. PeaceJam is the only organization in the world that has twelve Nobel Peace Laureates working together long-term for a common cause, our youth.
As a land-grant university, the state of Oregon is the campus. We emphasize the importance of extending the university into every community in Oregon. OSU offers a compelling learning experience by celebrating knowledge, encouraging personal growth and awareness, acknowledging the benefits of diverse experiences, and engendering personal and societal values that benefit the individual and society.
The PeaceJam Youth Conference is a two-day event designed to bring youth together from all over the Northwest to network with one another, gain new leadership skills, and work with caring adults who will help them plan and lead community service projects back home. Service-learning is an essential element of the conference and all youth who attend PeaceJam will participate in a community service project while at the conference.
Youth Age 14-19
How do I get Involved? (68kb.doc)
Contact PeaceJam Northwest for information on receiving the high school, middle school, or elementary level curriculum and curriculum training dates.
Contact PeaceJam about becoming a mentor to facilitate small group disscussion and activities at the PeaceJam Conference.
Contact PeaceJam Northwest for information about presenting workshops or service projects.
Contact PeaceJam Northwest for ways to help get youth from your community involved. Although our yearly conference is for youth only (and their Adult Advisors), there is a free Nobel Laureate lecture held at Oregon State University that is open to the public the Friday night of the Conference Weekend.
Giving to OSU PeaceJam:
OSU Foundation 501(c)3