Twenty minutes before training was scheduled to start, nearly all of the teens assigned to work for Mentoring Peace Through Art had arrived. It was the morning of the first day of training, and the project was about to begin. This summer, fifteen kids were given their first job through STEP-UP, a program of the City of Minneapolis meant to give youth their first jobs. On June 18, all gathered at the University of Minnesota's Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center for the start of their training. As the day progressed, the students became knowledgeable: shyness turned to determination, nervousness to leadership. Training was successful, and anticipation to begin was what remained.