NAPF’s Peace Literacy Initiative is led by Paul K. Chappell, a West Point graduate, Iraq War veteran and former Army Captain. Paul joined NAPF in 2009 and has developed a unique, groundbreaking program. Peace Literacy is now taught to students and educators alike, in the U.S. and internationally. It’s built on the core premise that peace, like math and reading, requires a skill set that needs to be taught in schools. Peace Literacy teaches skills to cope with trauma and the human condition while providing practical tools that can be applied to every aspect of life. It teaches the skills to help move us from being pre-literate in peace to being peace literate, offering a road map to solving local, national, and global challenges, including the abolition of nuclear weapons. to give educators, students, activists, and people from all backgrounds the skills they need to effectively wage peace every day.