Young people learn when given the chance to lead. CISV Step Ups encourage young people to take a leading role in planning and organizing activities. The participants and adult leaders use CISV’s Peace Education to guide the theme around which they plan activities, such as identity, democracy, or environmental protection. Step Ups provide great opportunities for young people to learn about how these issues are thought about and dealt with in different countries and cultures. Just as importantly, they make friends and gain a wider appreciation of global diversity.