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Peace Ambassador Program

Peace Ambassador class of 2021

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

Xitlalitl Rodas (on the far left) with fellow 2018 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

Online Application

The 2022 Peace Ambassador program has begun and applications are now closed.

For questions, please contact Julie Shapiro: (585) 694-4658, [email protected]

Program Dates

Trainings and workshops convene twice a month in Santa Fe, from February–May 2022. 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.

Our 2021 cohort was a diverse group of 15 young women from various cities in New Mexico, representing 12 high schools.

Program Curriculum

The Peace Ambassador Program teaches and develops skills in leadership, resiliency, media literacy, critical thinking, teamwork, public speaking, and community action. This year’s program will include storytelling (oral and digital), music, art activism, and an examination of young women’s experiences globally.

Program Cost

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