To register your school or organization, please click here. Download the flyer here.
To download the 2021 Choose Peace Week Activity Guide, please click here.
To download the 2021-2022 Peace Poster Contest Guidelines, please click here.
For questions or to plan a community event, please contact: Mabel Colón at mcolon@UnitedWayBroward.org or Cynthia-Tapia Rodriguez at email@example.com
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.
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.
2020-2021 Agents of Change Schools
- Apollo Middle School
- Glades Middle School
- Gulfstream Academy of Hallandale Beach K-8
- Hollywood Hills High School
- James S. Rickards Middle School
- McNicol Middle Magnet & STEM School
- New Renaissance Middle School
- New River Middle School
- Northeast High School
- Nova Middle School
- Piper High School
- Pompano Beach Middle School
- South Plantation High School
- Walter C. Young Middle School
2020-2021 Peace Poster Contest Winners
Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School
Driftwood Middle School
Hollywood Hills High School
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