Our Vision

Unity, resilience, and service.


Imagine a truly diverse village, where youth from all over the world come to address the wounds of separation and work together in a culture of respect and listening to discover shared vision and inspiration…

The Global Youth Peace Summit is that place - a place for youth to grow in their authenticity, their leadership, their voice, and their connections. To realize the threads that bind us all together as one human species, and to learn how to harness their emotions and passions to bring about change in their lives, their families, and in the world.

Because we believe in the youth. We believe in the power of their voices and visions, and we believe in growth through service. And that is what the Summit is all about.

The Summit utilizes a unique blend of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs and cross-cultural programming aimed at providing the next generation of leaders a model of inclusion, compassion, commitment, and service to their communities.

Research has shown that SEL programs are incredibly successful in assisting youth to ::

  • Heal from trauma and abuse to develop a positive identity

  • Reduce conduct problems and emotional distress

  • Improve social-emotional skills and attitudes about self and others

  • Enhance academic performance and reduce dropout rates.


Hannah Jermstad
Executive Director, Global Youth Peace Summit

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