Future Guardians of Peace is a new program supporting former child soldiers and war -affected youth to become leaders in peace-building and environmental restoration. Seven former child-soldiers in Voinjama, northwest Liberia, proudly call themselves “Future Guardians of Peace.” Now in their late teens and early twenties, these kids have resumed their interrupted schooling, extricated themselves from the drug-and alcohol culture of their war buddies, and are working hard to earn the respect of a suspicious community.