Quad Cities Campus

WIU-QC Student Receives Peace First Prize

November 13, 2015

Jasmine Babers

Moline, IL - Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Sophomore Jasmine Babers has been named one of five Peace First Prize winners. Peace First is a non-profit organization that selects winners from across the nation. The Peace First Prize is awarded to people between the ages of 8 and 22 who have demonstrated compassion, courage, and collaborative change. Ms. Babers received the award in 2015 at the age of 19 and was given $25,000 to use towards her education, professional development, or to support the cause for which she was nominated.

Ms. Babers started Love GIRLS Magazine, which features girls from the Quad Cities area who want to speak out against the societal silencing of women, and tell their stories to encourage and uplift other girls their age. Ms. Babers also works for the Girl Scouts of America in an after school program called BLING, which gives girls in middle school the opportunity to learn how to battle bullying, build self-esteem and discuss problems they might be facing with adult women who have had the same struggles.

Love Girls Magazine has approximately 12,000 subscribers in the Quad Cities, Memphis, and Washington D.C. Ms. Babers hinted in the interview that there is “unofficially” a book in the making as well.

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities would like to congratulate Ms. Babers on her incredible accomplishments, commend her for her hard work and for being a positive role model for girls and women, and wish her the best in all her future endeavors in peacekeeping.

For additional information on the magazine, visit "http://lovegirlsmagazine.com/

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