Our Mission

The mission of School Mediation Associates is to transform schools into safer, more caring, and more effective institutions. Through our work we:

  • Encourage young people to become leaders in their schools
  • Help students and educators see conflict as an opportunity for personal and institutional growth
  • Teach students and educators the skills to resolve conflict non-violently and collaboratively
  • Mediate challenging conflicts at educators' requests
  • Disseminate an approach to problem solving that values diversity and respects differences of opinion
  • Provide educators with the knowledge, experience and the materials necessary to integrate collaborative conflict resolution processes into their professional practices, their curricula, and their personal lives.