Choose Peace/Stop Violence

Choose Peace/Stop Violence is a county-wide violence prevention collaborative in Broward County, Florida. Our mission is to educate, engage, inspire, and empower youth to take action and bring about positive change for the purpose of preventing youth crime and violence, and create safe, healthy and thriving environments for children and families. Learn our history here. 

Choose Peace/Stop Violence is a continuing partnership between United Way of Broward County, Broward County Public Schools School Climate & Discipline Department and Children’s Services Council of Broward County with support of the Broward Sheriff's Office - Law Enforcement Trust Fund. The collaborative focuses on anti-bullying, youth violence prevention, fostering social justice awareness and academic improvement through positive development promotion and sustainable tools to change the climate and culture of the schools.

Join Choose Peace/Stop Violence for our 13th Annual Choose Peace Week! The week events include: 

  • Wednesday, September 21st - Peace Across Broward Day
  • Chalk4PEACE
  • HumanPeaceSign4PEACE
  • Pinwheels4PEACE 
  • and more!

Click Here to Register 

Download the PeaceWeek Activity Guide Here

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Agents of Change 

The Agents of Change (AOC) peer-led groups are formed under the leadership of students and supervised by a school-based facilitator, supported by Broward County Public Schools School Climate & Discipline Department, school Prevention Liaisons, and a Choose Peace Program Manager.  

AOC members follow an activities curriculum during the school year that is in line with the school district’s prevention/awareness days (BCPS Calendar of Observances). Members develop pro-social, organizational, communication and leadership skills through community service, participation as elected officers and leading school-wide activities and awareness campaigns. AOC groups are advocates in raising awareness about violence, bullying behavior and social justice in their schools and communities. 


2021-2022 Agents of Change Schools

  • Blanch Ely High School
  • Flanagan High School
  • Glades Middle School
  • Gulfstream Academy of Hallandale Beach K-8
  • Hollywood Hills High School
  • McNicol Middle Magnet & STEM School
  • Miramar High School
  • New Renaissance Middle School
  • New River Middle School
  • Northeast High School
  • Nova Middle School
  • Pompano Beach Middle School
  • Silver Trail Middle School
  • South Plantation High School
  • Walter C. Young Middle School

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Peace Poles have been planted throughout Broward County through Choose Peace’s Broward Peace Pole Project.


The Choose Peace/Stop Violence campaign impacts approximately 24,800 students annually.


During Choose Peace Week, more than 150 BCPS schools participate in peace activities annually.

2021-2021 Peace Poster Contest Winners   

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Silver Ridge Elementary School
Mackenzie Stewart

Franklin Academy Pembroke Pines K-8
Lisa Martinez 


Coral Springs Charter High School
Jimena Carbajal


United Way of Broward County   Broward County Public Schools    children's services council   Broward Sheriff's Office

Community Partners

Broward County Public Schools - School Climate & Discipline Department

Broward Sheriff's Office - Law Enforcement Trust Fund

Children's Services Council of Broward County 

United Way of Broward County 

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