PEACE Partners for Success

Pacific Islands University (PIU) aspires to be a leader in providing accessible, transformational, quality Christian higher education to the people of Micronesia and throughout the islands of the Pacific. PIU’s mission is to prepare men and women with a biblical worldview for leadership and service in live, work and ministry in the global community and the church.

Pacific Islands University chose to get involved with the PEACE project because they saw a need to address alcohol problems, underage drinking, suicides, and suicidal attempts. The faculty and staff have participated and completed many trainings or workshops offered by Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC) through the PEACE Partnerships for Success (PFS) which include training in alcohol and substance abuse and suicide prevention skills. PIU plans to have outreach programs such as educational awareness on alcohol and substance abuse and other health issues offered at PIU for its students and others. With this project, PIU hopes to establish a better and healthier educational environment at their campus and help their students develop skills in dealing with personal and behavioral problems. In doing this, PIU will become an effective role model of Christian leadership.