Youth & Peace Fundraiser
What does it take to enter a room of high-level diplomats or government officials to negotiate an end to the risk of nuclear weapons? How would you convince the leaders of Israel, Russia, or China to shake hands over limiting their nuclear arsenals? Better yet, how might our future leaders engage at the negotiating table?
Daisy Alliance’s Youth Education program aims to build a new generation of public officials dedicated to changing the way we view security and the role of nuclear weapons in providing that security. We create educational materials for high school and college students designed to frame international security in a broader context, examining nuclear weapons from diverse perspectives and linking to other key issues, such as climate change and the legacies of colonialism. Our goal is to provide well-rounded curricula that deepen student understanding of key issues and encourage out of the box thinking to develop novel solutions to prevent the devastating consequences of a nuclear detonation. We particularly focus on providing resources to underfunded schools and HBCU's.
This year, we partnered with the Union of Concerned Scientists to create two active-learning simulations on the US nuclear posture and engaging China in nuclear talks. The day-long simulations provide students with practical negotiating experience, networking opportunities, and a deeper understanding of the linkages between nuclear weapons, peace, and security. Daisy Alliance will also sponsor nuclear weapons simulations at the University of Kentucky, Georgia Tech, and Spelman College during the 2022/2023 school year.