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PEER MEDIATION YOUTH AWARDS – AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENING OF RECOGNITION

We recently had the opportunity to honor youth in our community who are working to make a difference in their schools each day. On the evening of Wednesday, April 25 at Woodville Tompkins Technical & Career High School, over 300 peer mediators, Mediation Center staff members and volunteers came together with the friends and family of these youths to honor their diligent efforts. These students truly make a tremendous impact both in the community and as role models in their schools by helping their peers navigate conflict, develop conversation skills, and facilitate differences peacefully. It was truly a remarkable evening.

WORKPLACE TRAINING PROGRAM CAN BRING PEACE TO YOUR STAFF AND INCREASE TEAM EFFICIENCY

Springtime can be tough for many office staffers and team members to handle. Summer vacations are still too far away and the holiday breaks are well behind us. Workers may be contending with stir-crazy kids who had a taste of spring break freedom and are now eyeing the end of school. Tax returns are due. Most folks aren’t in stellar moods and tensions can run high. But when discord strikes among your staff, the Mediation Center is here to help with a program that a lot of people aren’t aware they can take advantage of. Our Workplace Training Program focuses on managing conflict and building consensus among employees. 

THANKS, SAVANNAH, FOR SUPPORTING THE SUPPORTERS!

At the Mediation Center, we’re well-versed in supporting others. We support children in the community through our three youth programs and our partnership with the Chatham County Juvenile Court System. We support families who are encountering difficulties through the Family Law Resource Center. We support people from all walks of life who are trying to resolve their conflicts as easily and painlessly as possible through mediation (rather than taking the issue to court). We support troubled individuals who have committed minor infractions but are eager to amend their ways and make up for the issues they’ve caused.

LOOKING BACK ON THE YEAR

As I look back on my first full year as executive director of the Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire, I’m taking note of how much there is to be thankful for and to anticipate in the future. Some of the highlights include new imagery and a new website, which better reflect our mission as we work to cut the emotional and financial costs of disputes for thousands of people throughout the region. It is exciting to lead our nonprofit organization as we complete our 31st year of service to our community.

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