When is the next PeaceMakers class?
Be on the LOOK OUT for the date of the next PeaceMakers
class. 2017 PeaceMaker Application
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Akron PeaceMakers
"Teens for Akron Team" call (330) 375-2712 or email us at: Peacemakers@AkronOhio.gov
Who is eligible to participate?
Any high school student (grades 9 through 11) who resides within the
Greater Akron area and is willing to commit the time necessary to complete the program are
eligible. Participation criterion includes:
- Have passing grades at the time of application.
- Willing to make a commitment of sixteen (16) hours of meetings for
the duration of spring, summer or fall orientations of the PeaceMakers.
- Must be currently enrolled in grades 9th through 11th
at a public or private school, or who are home schooled, in the Greater Akron Area.
- And, interview with the Mayors Community Relations Office staff
prior to starting date.
What is the cost?
Participants pay nothing; snacks and supplies will be provided at no
Participants are responsible for their own transportation!
What is the maximum number of participants?
The PeaceMakers will host up to 25 participants, per orientation
cycle, who successfully complete the application and interview process.
What will I learn? What will I do?
The participants will be working to enhance the anti-crime efforts
of the Mayors Office of Community Relations, the police department and community
groups, while also identifying issues that affect them as a group and their community.
They will then plan and take action to eliminate those issues. Participants will also get
well-rounded understanding of how city government works.
Then what happens?
Graduates are eligible to serve on the Mayors PeaceMakers
Youth Advisory Council, which serves in an advisory capacity for City staff, makes
suggestions for new youth programs and changes to existing programs, serves as voice for
anti-crime and anti-violence initiatives and presents an annual report to the Mayor of the
City of Akron.
Okay, well whats in it for me?
Letter of recommendation from City administration, to include with
your college application scholastic community service hours for the time you spend with
PeaceMakers (subject to approval of school officials). A solid understanding of City
departments and the services provided to citizens a chance to serve on the PeaceMakers
Youth Advisory Council and set the standard for TEENS INVOLVED IN YOUR COMMUNITY.