Good Shepherd Mediation Program is currently seeking youth ages 12-17 who are interested in helping friends and family settle their disputes peacefully.
The Youth Mediator Training prepares teens to facilitate the mediation process. It offers participants the opportunity to enhance their communication, conflict resolution, problem solving, writing, and decision making skills.
This basic training focuses on school, community and family issues. Training format includes mini-lecture, individual, small and large-group games and exercises, role-playing and videos.
Youth who complete the training will be invited to co-mediate with trained adult mediators, mediating youth related disputes referred from various schools and agencies in the community. Youth mediators will receive a small stipend for volunteering their time.