The Eric Dawson keynote speeches focus on combating youth violence by encouraging them to positively contribute to society and by publicly acknowledging their efforts. Dawson is a Harvard University graduate and the president of the ‘Peace First’ non-profit organization that seeks to build bridges between teenagers and adults by forming positive communication, which in turn results in a less chaotic society.
He has won several awards including the Ashoka Fellowship for leading social entrepreneurs and the Youth Service America’s Fund for Social Entrepreneurs. Schools that have worked with Peace First have seen an average of a 60 percent reduction in violence-related incidents as well as a 70-80 percent increase in the number of children who are proactively advocating peace by speaking out against bullying and refusing to be part of school yard fights.
Currently, there is a waiting list of over 248,000 schools who would like to implement the programs tactics. Due to his passion and drive to conquer conflict among youths, he continuously strives to find cost-effective ways to bring his ideas to a larger scale audience. The Eric Dawson keynote speeches are great sources for educators or instructors who are looking to curb violence and bring about positive change.