The Points for Peace initiative invites The Points Guy readers to participate in a program with the goal of spreading peace in the world. The funds raised in the Points for Peace campaign help bring Nobel Prize winners and year-round PeaceJam programming to 6 countries: India, Ghana, Guatemala, Liberia, South Africa and East Timor, which will directly impact the lives of thousands of youth and their communities.
PeaceJam is an international peace education 501(c)(3) non-profit that has been nominated 8 times for the Nobel Peace Prize for its award-winning curriculum and transformational youth leadership conferences that bring young people face to face with world leaders. For 20 years, PeaceJam has inspired youth leaders worldwide in 39 countries to greatly impact their communities through social action projects in 10 key areas. After identifying an issue, they create a service project and receive mentoring from a Nobel Peace Prize winner at a PeaceJam Conference — inspiring them to be civic-minded, global citizens. The projects range from street cleanups to advocacy campaigns to anti-discrimination rallies.
In 2016, The Points Guy helped fund 5 PeaceJam youth leadership conferences around the world. PeaceJam youth leadership conferences are life-changing weekends where youth have the opportunity to work directly with a Nobel Peace Prize winner to inspire change in themselves, their communities, and the world. Each conference brings together hundreds of like-minded youth to learn directly from a Nobel Peace Prize winner, participate in workshops, and engage in service projects that address the toughest issues facing their communities.