Creating PEACE in the Crown Heights (11225) community by providing young men with new opportunities to learn, grow, and prosper.
I AM PEACE expanded beyond their flagship event to provide mentorship to young men from the community, helping them navigate challenges in both academics and in life.
Our mentorship programming includes:
Educational workshops and trips
Test prep and homework help
Monthly community dinners
Job and internship placement
Meet the Co-Founders
Anika and Christian Waterman
200 + Youth Impacted
6 + Years of Serving our Community
$20,000 + Raised, Donated and Self Funded
I AM PEACE 3-ON-3 YOUTH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
In the summer of 2014, our local Crown Heights community endured numerous instances of gun violence. After a first-hand experience dodging bullets at Jackie Robinson Playground, we took action and created the I AM PEACE 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament.
The tournament has gone on to become a pillar in our community, as we look forward to the 6th annual I AM PEACE Youth Tournament on August 10, 2019.