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
- and more!
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
2021-2021 Peace Poster Contest Winners
Silver Ridge Elementary School
Franklin Academy Pembroke Pines K-8
Coral Springs Charter High School
Bullying Prevention Resources
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