Peer Mediation provides students with an opportunity to sit face to face and talk, uninterrupted, so that each side of the dispute is heard. After the problem is defined, information about the conflict and the feelings it creates is exchanged, and various solutions are explored and evaluated. When an agreement is reached, it is written and signed. To become an effective peer mediator, a student must accept and fulfill the role and responsibilities of a peer mediator and learn certain skills to help students in conflict work together to solve their own problems. Peer mediation is fun as a club, and all members must be trained to participate. The program is designed to encourage young people to be peacemakers and to resolve disputes nonviolently.
Number of meetings: On as needed basis
Advisor: Mr. Dan Reardon