The Project: EmceeSkool – Building Community Peace Ambassadors using Spoken Word is a collaborative project between the founders of L.Y.R.I.C. Mentoring (long-time grassroots Peace Partner of Rotary International District 6450), The Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast, The Firehouse Community Arts Center, and The Old Town School of Folk Music. The project is designed to develop young artists into Community-Based Peace Ambassadors with the proper tools and training to deliver highly-impact community-based programs that can be used as peace making and humanity building strategies. The project durationis approximately 9 months, and consists of program participant identification and intake, training of participants of projected outcomes, industry training and hands-on immersion, experiential training on using the art of Spoken Word/Hip Hop as a tool for Peacebuilding to address the needs of the community and final assessments of skills and objectives achieved. The Project is designed to train 50 Peace Ambassadors.