BAY-Peace envisions a world in which all young people are supported to develop their skills and passions to serve their own needs, as well as those of their families, communities and the planet. In the world that we dare to imagine, neither racism, militarism nor capitalism will be used to push people into becoming victims or perpetrators of institutional structures designed to hurt or kill themselves or others. The contrary is too often true for low-income youth of color.
Making knowledge and resources accessible to increase fundamental life skills for upward mobility despite economic standing.
Artistic expression that aims to educate, inspire and transform our traumas and experiences.
Community Building/Diverse Alliances
Fostering community and building strategic alliances to increase the peace and strengthen our impact on systemic and cultural violence.
State and Federal Accountability/Activism/Organizing
Leveraging people power to take actions that aim to hold all systems of government accountable for unjust policies and practices that perpetuate violence.
Cultural Transformation/Holistic Health
The practice of ancestral medicine and teaching that utilize natural remedies which promotes a healthy mind, body and community.
Institutionalizing an asset-based framework that empowers youth to be actively engaged in their community and passions.
Implementing educational models with a dialectic process focusing on applicable life skills, diverse cultural histories and historic/current social justice issues.