A peer leader is an 11th or 12th grade student who listens and helps other students find solutions to their problems in a one-on-one or group setting. They are trained and supervised by the school's intervention counselor.
Students can request to see a peer leader at any time by filling out a request form in the counseling office and dropping it in the peer leader mailbox.
Teachers or administrators may also request the services of a peer leader for students they know by contacting the intervention counselor.
Mediation helps people work through disagreements. It is a process by which trained, impartial mediators help establish communication between disputing parties in order to promote mutual understanding.
Mediators do not take sides or push for any one solution. They maintain a neutral role by focusing on the future, instead of the past. Successful mediation can help to:
- Improve communication
- Define issues and concerns
- Clarify viewpoints, interests, and positions
- Generate options and alternatives for resolving problems
- Identify solutions
- Promote understanding