NewGen Peacebuilders: Rotary Club of Santa Rosa’s Connection

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Wednesday, September 12, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Location
Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa


Patricia Schaeffer
NewGen Peacebuilders: How the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa is Connected to 180 Million Young People

Guest Speaker Patricia Schaefer is Executive Director of NewGen Peacebuilders (NGP), an organization that builds peace through an integrated education, training and mentoring program founded to serve and engage young people ages 14 to 24.

The program was inspired in 2013 by Patricia’s own experience as a Rotary Peace Fellow.

In 2016, the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa became California’s first supporter and funder of NewGen Peacebuilders. NGP has now been delivered or is under development in six states in the US and on four continents, including Latin America where the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa partnered on the first NewGen Peacebuilders program in Argentina.

In this presentation, Patricia will share NGP’s impact in the pursuit of the mission to make learning to be a peacebuilder a rite of passage for everyone, including what she calls the tipping point goal of reaching 180 million young people.

Last but not least, Patricia will share her perspective on the potential of peace education to be the next big thing and the potential of Rotarians to play a central role in what she calls a Community Engagement Model of Peacebuilding. 

 
 

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