We believe that every young person has the right to LIVE in peace, not to rest in peace. In communities where violence, pain and an unjust sense of powerlessness have resulted in a “Rest In Peace” culture in which youth are more recognized for their dying than for their living, Live In Peace exists to advance a culture of non-violence, healing and power.
Live In Peace has become a second family to many young people in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park. We help our youth navigate their way through whatever barriers they may face to a peaceful and positive future, whether the barriers are social, emotional, behavioral, economic, academic, or other. Our work is grounded in the “Alive & Free“ methodology from the Omega Boys Club in Bayview/Hunters Point, SF. In all of our work, we are committed to collaborative efforts with community partners to build the “Live In Peace movement.”