MLI Announces 2023 Peace Makers & Problem Solvers Cohort Registration Now Open
Updated: Feb 13
WHAT IS PMPS?
PMPS is a leadership development and intercultural exchange program designed by The Marshall Legacy Institute – MLI to unite youth from the United States with underserved communities in Colombia to develop and enhance transformational life skills through practical application. Through experiential learning processes and real-life experiences, youth become active agents of change by addressing social issues and creating positive impact in their own communities.
WHAT DOES PMPS OFFER STUDENTS?
PMPS offers participants the opportunity to...
Develop competences for life (critical thinking, problem solving, communication, team building, social responsibility and leadership)
Foster meaningful cross-cultural dialogue and collaboration through monthly virtual exchange
Promote community awareness, research and engagement
Provide project-based knowledge through practical learning
WHEN DID PMPS BEGIN & WHAT IMPACT HAS IT HAD?
In March 2018, MLI launched PMPS engaging a cohort of young people from Chigorodo, Antioquia in Colombia and Poolesville, MD in the United States. Since its beginning in 2018, 90 students from 5 different schools have participated and have implemented 11 projects benefitting more than 850 people in their local communities. These projects addressed issues such as anti-bullying and mental health campaigns, addressing food insecurity and promoting healthy habits, and providing needed items to people in underserved areas (school supplies, food, and clothing).
Peace Makers and Problem Solvers (PMPS) helps empower youth to grow into inspirational leaders that inspire positive change while benefiting from intercultural exchange with like-minded peers in Colombia.
The Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) is looking for committed and enthusiastic high-school students in the United States who want to give back to their communities through small actions, kind intentions, and meaningful outcomes. PMPS offers a hands-on virtual exchange experience between young people in the United States and Colombia. The program helps participants develop skills in areas such as leadership, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, team building, social responsibility, and project management. Through monthly virtual exchange young people will learn about each other’s cultures, discuss humanitarian and social issues, and collaborate on projects to take them from thought to completion within their local communities.
HOW DO I APPLY TO BE PART OF THE 2023 PMPS COHORT?
To apply for the 2023 cohort, please click the following link. 2023 PMPS Cohort Application
For questions or more information about the 2023 PMPS Cohort, please contact MLI's Educational Programs Director, Anne Wooleyhand. firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be in contact with you to provide additional information and the resources to start the program in March.