Mary Patricia Hector, 15, from Lithonia, is one of the winners. Hector founded the Think Twice campaign to decrease urban youth gun violence and change the mindset of youth in her community because she was tired of attending more funerals than graduations.
First National Spokesperson and actress America Ferrera stated, “I am thrilled to
be announcing the extraordinary winners of the Peace First Prize. The
work done by these young peace-makers deserves the brightest spotlight
our media can offer. Here are young people who are committing their
lives to improving our world. They should be celebrated!"