WHMC Hosts 3rd Annual Middle School Peer Mediator Conference

Nearly 50 peer mediators from Kohala and Kealakehe middle schools gathered in Hawi for the 3rd Annual Middle School Peer Mediator Conference. The students were joined by numerous adults and volunteers, including WHMC BOD members Ruth Smith and Jan Marrack. The purpose of the event is to bring together mediators from different schools so that […]

Peer Mediation Spotlight – Kohala Middle School

West Hawaii Mediation Center embarked on our middle and high school peer mediation pilot program in late 2012; our first partner school was Kohala Middle School (KMS). The planning and training processes that we use today were established and refined at KMS. It has been a mutually rewarding and beneficial partnership. We were able to […]

Youth Mediators Receive Mentorship and Training

It’s been a very busy fall for Youth Programs Coordinator Robyn Skudlarek. She has been training nearly 50 middle and high school peer mediators at Kohala Middle, Kohala High, and Kealakehe Intermediate schools. In order to effectively train these young mediators Robyn utilizes adult volunteer mediators and trained school counselors to serve as mentors during […]