How to Help
From time to time, readers have felt compelled to do something or give something on behalf of those who have put their lives forward in the hope that some greater understanding might come from having their stories told. Below are two specific means by which to contribute to those actually doing the good work that I only write about.
The Robert Peace Scholarship Fund
In keeping with the wishes of Jacqueline Peace, Robert’s mother, The Robert Peace Scholarship has been established at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, NJ. To make a donation, click here and write “In memory of Robert Peace” in the comments box.
Contact with the criminal justice system can be ruinous to the potential futures of young people. Exalt Youth accepts teenagers at this most vital and vulnerable juncture of their lives and inspires them to believe in their own worth and create lasting behavioral change. Through structured classes, individual support, paid internship placement, and a strong alumni network, Exalt illuminates a future to kids for whom survival can feel aspirational. To support this most impactful organization, click here.