Peer Mediators: Help Us Be the Change We Wish to See
My project needs 1 set of Character Education literacy books, a set of 12 anti-bullying situation cards, and a set of anti-bullying and violence prevention videos to view.
Imagine a class of 5th graders in one of the most poverty stricken communities in not only New York City but in all of the United States. My students face enormous pressures in their day to day lives. Unfortunately, these "pressures" become intensified in a crime-ridden community such as Hunts Point.
Over the course of just 3 short weeks, I've watched and listened to my children ridicule and bully one another with their words. Additionally, I've had to come between sparring students who did not have the tools to resolve their differences without using their fists. I vowed that enough is enough! With your help, my students will be afforded the opportunity to be positive agents of change in their lives, their classmates' lives, our school community, and hopefully, in Hunts Point.
I have received clearance to launch a peer mediation group in my classroom. While I have innovative ideas and eager young minds to peer mediate, we have little to no resources for our peer mediation endeavor. I will need books, videos, and manipulatives to both train and reinforce what peer mediation and conflict resolution is all about.
I am confident that this peer mediation program will help to improve my students' learning environment as well as, teach them what it means to positively contribute to themselves and others.
With your assistance, my fifth graders will learn the skills they will need to empower themselves academically and socially. My end goal is to have a classroom of self-motivated, compassionate, and brilliant young citizens who will not stand for bullying or violence in their school or community.
Thank you in advance for your donation and making a difference in the lives of New York City's Future Leaders!
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