RPCV-NJ raises funds to support current Peace Corps Volunteers from New Jersey with Peace Corps Partnership projects, as well as selected projects around New Jersey.
2018 Funded Projects:
Youth Leadership Summit for Boys Reaching Out (BRO) Project in Swaziland
Peace Corps Volunteer Sara Butter of Short Hills, New Jersey. Sara is currently serving as a Community Health Volunteer.
The Youth Leadership Summit is a four night youth summit with the mission of developing young male leaders in Swaziland by providing them with the tools to develop leadership skills in areas such as facilitation, effective communication, and role modelling, and confidence to conduct respectful relationships. The goal is that the alumni of the summit will become role models in their communities. During the summit, Peace Corps Volunteers will support counselors, who will facilitate sessions and lead discussions on GBV, Gender Equality, and HIV, as well as facilitation and public speaking. Throughout the week, guest speakers from different organizations will be invited to speak about challenges they face through workshops on male identity, planning for the future and being positive role models in the lives around them in the face of an HIV epidemic.