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Peace Ambassador Program

Applications for the 2024 program will be opening soon.

Empowering young leaders in New Mexico

  • Young women ages 15-18 in the Santa Fe region
  • Learn effective communication strategies, compassionate dialogue, conflict resolution
  • Curriculum focuses on issues of equity, inclusion, and bridge-building
  • Collaborate on community-based social justice projects
  • Interact with peers from Israel and Palestine, and uniquely, young women in Gaza.

The 2022 peace ambassadors interviewed young women in the Gaza Girls program about their lives and wrote these compelling stories.

Xitlalitl Rodas (on the far left) with fellow Peace Ambassadors

This program has had a large impact on my life by educating me about the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. History is important but personal stories are valuable because of the strength they have to touch people’s hearts.

– Xitlalitl Rodas, Peace Ambassador 2018

Program Information

Program Dates

Trainings and workshops will convene in Santa Fe, from February–April 2024. The program culminates with online and in-person international collaborations with peers from the Middle East, May-August.

Participant Criteria

We welcome young people who identify as women ages 15-18 from Santa Fe, Albuquerque & Northern New Mexico to apply.

Program Curriculum

The Peace Ambassador Program teaches and develops skills in leadership, resiliency, media literacy, critical thinking, teamwork, public speaking, and community action. The 2023 program included storytelling (oral and digital), event planning, video editing, and an examination of young women’s experiences globally.

Program Cost

The Peace Ambassador Program fee is $100. Scholarships are available.