Brennan Lewis, a first year Honors Carolina student and Froelich Fellow, has been awarded a Peace First Prize by a national nonprofit dedicated to creating the next generation of peacemakers. Lewis is one of five students nationwide to receive the prize, which provides a two-year, $25,000 fellowship to further peacemaking work.
“We are constantly telling young people that when they grow up, they can change the world. But why wait? Our prize winners understand that young people can be just as effective as adults in leading positive change in our society,” stated Eric D. Dawson, president and co-founder of Peace First. “These young people are part of a larger movement to be the change they want to see in the world, and we are excited to support their work.”
The Peace First Prize recognizes young peacemakers who are focused on making lasting social change in their communities by connecting across lines of difference with compassion, standing up for others and ideals with courage, and creating collaborative change by leading with others.