Choose Peace/Stop Violence

Teen TalkJoin Choose Peace Stop Violence on Thursday, January 14th for Teen Talk with Sheriff Gregory Tony.

Monday, January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Join us in raising awareness about this human rights issue that affects people of all ages locally, nationally and internationally. Download the Activity Guide here.

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.

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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. 


2020-2021 Agents of Change Schools

  • Apollo Middle School
  • Glades Middle School
  • Gulfstream Academy of Hallandale Beach K-8
  • Lauderhill 6-12 STEM-MED Magnet School
  • James S. Rickards Middle School
  • New Renaissance Middle School
  • New River Middle School
  • Pompano Beach Middle School
  • Walter C. Young Middle School
  • Hollywood Hills High School
  • Northeast High School
  • Piper High School
  • South Plantation High School

Have Questions?

Contact Mabel Colón, MSW, Program Manager



Choose Peace/Stop Violence



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.

2020-2021 Poster Contest 

Broward County Public School students grades 1-12 are encouaged to express their vision of shaping peace together.  

Click Here for the Peace Poster Contest Guidelines and Submission Form 
Deadline for Submission: January 15, 2021

Winners will be notified on April 15, 2021
3 winners will be selected; (1) Elementary, (1) Middle and (1) High School

Winning entries will be featured in the 2021-2022 Choose Peace campaign.

The school/organization where the winning entries originate from will be awarded a PEACE POLE. Winners will receive a gift card prize valued at $100.

2019-2020 Peace Poster Contest Winners

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2020-2021 Peace Week Contest Winners

Acrostic Peace Poem
Anastasia Morales Lindholm, Coconut Creek Elementary

Peace Vision Board
Candela Barletti, West Broward High School



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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