Through a partnership with the New York City Commission on Human Rights, twelve students in our first class were trained and certified as peer mediators. These students participated in eight weeks of training to help them mediate and resolve conflicts involving their fellow students before they escalate.
At P-TECH, we have a strong commitment to nonviolence and constructive conflict resolution, which means that we look to conflicts and disagreements as learning opportunities, not simply opportunities to enforce discipline. The peer mediation program, involving 10% of our current students, is a representation of the value we place not only on mediating disputes peacefully, but also empowering students to take an active role in the life of their school. Congratulations to these excellent student leaders!
Seated (L-R): Nyaisa Galloway, Imani Moe, Adriana Ferreira, Janiel Richards
Back row (L-R): Ms. Tucker, Shacqeem Robinson, Justin Hoppie, Alaa Muharram, Nicholas Allman, David Calliste, Principal Davis
L-R: Ms. Tucker, Amaru Lewis, Brianna Conner, Taylor Payne, Principal Davis