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Peer-to-Peer empowers university students to prevent hate- and school-based violence through the development and deployment of dynamic products, tools, and initiatives that produce measurable results.

Peer-to-Peer: Creating a Message Against Hate

In partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Paris, the McCain Institute launched D’ÉGAL À ÉGAL: CRÉATION D’UN MESSAGE CONTRE LA HAINE in spring 2021. Four university teams throughout France are competing to create impactful initiatives, products, or tools to combat hate within their communities.

Peer-to-Peer: Protective Project

The McCain Institute hosted the Peer-to-Peer: Protective Project throughout 2020. In this national competition, university teams worked with a faculty advisor to develop and implement an initiative, product or tool designed to reduce hate- and school-based violence. Each team received a $1,000 budget to produce a real project with measurable results. The McCain Institute selected the top three teams to participate in a final competition with the opportunity to win awards up to $5,000.

The Peer-to-Peer Model

Inspiring Students to Get in the Arena

“P2P is a perfect example of how doing something real that requires risk and effort, seeing the real impact and power you can have, is one of the best ways to truly make a difference and has been life-changing.” – P2P student participant
The Peer-to-Peer Model
Violence Prevention at Scale

P2P Impact: Violence Prevention at Scale

The Peer-to-Peer: Protective Project builds off an existing P2P program model that has become a truly amazing approach to crowdsource hyper-local prevention strategies and represents community-based problem-solving at its best. Students participating in the P2P program have implemented over 700 campaigns on close to 400 different universities in 76 countries and 40 U.S. states reaching over 300 million people through social media alone and earning over 650 local, regional, national and international pieces of press. Almost 10,000 students have participated in P2P bringing their unique, tech-savvy approach to the issues of hate and violence becoming leaders, influencers, ambassadors, entrepreneurs, and more.

Fall 2020 Finalists

Spring 2020 Finalists