The Value of Life is a movement geared towards combatting youth violence on a local, national, and global scale. Its target is to address the underlying issues that lead to youth violence, such as racism, poverty, lack of community belonging, poor mental health, and others.
The Value of Life movement seeks to promote courageous conversation through its workshops in self-care, destigmatizing mental health, and whole-person development.
Young Adults Council
The Young Adult Council, or YAC, is the chapter of the Apprentice of Peace Youth Organization tasked to work on the Value of Life Campaign. The YAC was established in 2018 when two violent incidents occurred while YAC members and partners were present.
Those incidents became catalysts for a powerful movement combatting youth violence by addressing its intersectionality with mental health. To this day, the YAC promotes the Value of Life so that all voices can be heard.