Peace Leadership League (PLL) is a group of high school students with the desire to learn and spread peace in the world. PLL is a
student led and teacher supported group that seeks to be the change they wish to see in the world. Their accomplishments include
receiving certification in conflict management, planning retreats, and bringing International Peace Day and Bully Prevention Week programs to High Tech High Chula Vista. In addition, last year they hosted their first annual Peace Conference led fully by students.
The students of PLL are looking for ways to improve their knowledge of peace, and to see what other parts of the globe are doing to change the world. The students' desire to improve as people and be instrumental in changing the world has grown. As a result, PLL is planning a trip to Costa Rica to the United Nations’ University for Peace. Their former teacher and advisor, Ted Cuevas, is getting his master’s degree in Peace Education from UPeace, and he is working with the university to organize classes, workshops, and field experiences for the students. Since he arrived in Costa Rica, he has learned an incredible amount, met international experts, and has experienced what a special place UPeace is. He quickly knew that he wanted to be able to offer an experience there to high school students. He has been working in Costa Rica to organize this opportunity for these HTHCV students. The group plans on going from April 1- 13, and the estimated cost for one student is approximately $1,672.07. Six students are planning on attending this program.
The students will not only learn about different topics and ways they can approach peace, but they will also interact with a wide variety of people that share the same desire and ideals to make this world a better place. This trip will be educational, and it will also serve as a retreat for the students to continue on their paths to becoming better people.
Renata Botello, Savannah Alvarez, Connor Tait, Julio Sweet, Tori Baker, Maygualida Villagarcia, and Gregory Johnson
Peace Leadership League Members
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