Peace Leadership course application (IDS 200)
Open to all students in any major who have attended TU for at least one semester. Twelve students will be selected to participate in the PeaceJam program through this course and service opportunity.
Course Description: Through the study of the work of Nobel Peace Laureates, students explore the means to creating positive change in the world. Students will learn to mentor middle school/high school students to create and implement projects that address the root causes of issues in their communities.
Students will spend the first four weeks in class and the second four weeks in fieldwork mentoring middle and high school students. Upon successful completion of the course, students qualify to become Peace Jam Peer Mentors and will be paid a stipend to continue working with their schools/students from March 15 to April 12. Working with TU Pre-College Program staff, Mentors will be required to meet with program staff three times during this five week period to discuss service project implementation. Peace Jam Peer Mentors will also be able to attend the Peace Jam Conference at Florida State University in April. They will have a chance to attend the conference, present with their students, and meet the 2017 Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi. All of Mentor’s expenses to attend the Peace Jam Conference will be paid.