Peer Mediation at Claremont Academy

On August 25 and 26, seventeen high school students from Claremont Academy gave up their last days of summer vacation to participate in a two-day training in peer mediation, with instructor Karen Thomsen. The training, which took place at Clark University, was sponsored by the Center for Nonviolent Solutions in collaboration with Claremont.

The students, sophomores through seniors, learned the skills they will need for the newly-initiated peer mediation program at their school, where they will work in teams of two to help seventh and eighth graders peacefully resolve conflicts that arise between them.