Building strong families for a peaceful community.

Our mission is simple: We build strong families for a peaceful community!


Partners For Peace has a 20 year history of serving families in Monterey County through our family/parent education courses.  Our evidenced based courses reduce drug and alcohol use, truancy, violence in the home and help youth avoid gangs.  We give parents 21st Century tools to deal with the 21st Century issues facing youth today.

STEP UP Mentoring for at risk youth (boys and girls) ages 11-14 years old. (9 month program - Wednesdays evenings)  Youth STEP UP and out of life circumstances that limit their options.  Youth learn to set goals, meet new friends,  and go on field trips to explore careers and learn life skills for success.

Our Facilitators are Police Officers, Probation Officers, school counselors, mental health professionals and community volunteers. learn more

We’re excited to participate in Monterey County Gives! campaign to support expanding our programs to underserved pockets of Monterey County. Donate now through 12/31 and your gift will go further through a generous $10,000 Challenge Gift from The Lori & Lou Flagg Memorial Youth Fund.  To give click the link below.  Thank you!

Parent Project Jr. and Sr. classes for Parents Only of tough or challenging youth ages 5-17.  Classes offered quarterly in English and Spanish.

For parents and youth ages 10-16 years.  8 week program.  Focus:  Improving communication skills, problem solving between parents and youth; parents learn love and limits and how to set clear rules; youth learn goal setting, peer resistance skills.  

Welcome to our parent/family building programs!

Our Staff

Kathy Bauer, Executive Director, joined Partners for Peace in 2011.   She has over 25 years of experience in Parent Education. learn more

To make a donation to Partners For Peace through the MCGives! Campaign click here:   Your gift will be matched through a generous gift from the Lou & Lori Flagg Memorial Youth Fund.  Thank you!