Be a part of the
solution and you can take a step towards Peace.
Look at your own actions and language to see if you’re adding to
the problem in any way.
Survey students in your school to gauge their attitudes about the
Visit a website to learn more about a
Get help if you’re a victim or are being violent.
Find your voice & tell your
Encourage family members, teachers and other adults in your life to
talk about the issues.
Start a discussion with your friends.
Make calls and get people to listen: tell your local politicians about
the changes you’d like to see.
Go to school administrators and talk about some things that can be done
to address the problems.
Give a presentation about PARK.
Start a petition to change or create rules.
Find a radio or talk show host to give you a voice.
Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.
Write an article about the cause.
Write a blog. Give a speech.
Start a journal about what you see and experience.
Take a stand
Support friends if they need help getting away from a violent
Speak up if you see dating violence happening.
Tell someone if you are a victim of violence.
Volunteer at a local agency that supports your cause.
Model healthy relationships – confront harmful actions
Bullying and discrimination and hate hurt. Makes sure others know
Participate in the Youth Community Action Team at your school. If your
school doesn’t already have one, start a club to address the issues of
peace, acceptance, respect and knowledge.
Hold an event to bring attention to the issues.
Organize an art/poetry show to create a visual and verbal statement for
Hold a Peace week at your school.
Host a discussion group to talk about the issues.
Start a collection drive for donations to help a local
organization that supports your cause.
Host a poetry slam
Different months of the year are designated for awareness. For example,
February is Teen Dating Awareness month. Find a group that's participating
or make an activitiy yourself in support.
Show your creativity
Create a web page.
Make a cause on Facebook.
Write a song to express your thoughts on the issues.
Make posters that get people talking about the issues.
Create an art piece and show it off.
Document your story
Pictures are powerful–take pictures of the issues and share them.
Video your activities to support the issues and share them
Help your local domestic/sexual violence
Most communities have a local domestic violence program, and they
always need help and support.
Call and find out what sort of items they need then donate those items
and ask friends to help.
Volunteer your time and talents.
Encourage support for the organization in your community.
"Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write."
— John Adams
This website was created as part of the Sunrise Primary Prevention Education and Awareness Initiative and is one piece of the Know Your Peace Public Awareness and Education Campaign. The information provided can serve as a starting point for action leading to healthly relationships, respect for all and improving the social environment where young people experience and learn. Find out more...