Each year, a select handful of Freire students undergo rigorous training to become Peer Mediators. Mediation is one of the cornerstones of Freire’s culture. Community members can request mediation for a conflict they are involved in, or can anonymously request mediation for other members of the Freire community who they believe need support in resolving a conflict. Any member of the Freire community, students and staff alike, can be asked to participate in mediation. All mediation requests are reviewed within 24 hours, and a meeting is arranged between the individuals in conflict and a trained student mediator. Together, the disputants and their mediator work to arrive at a peaceful solution that meets everyone’s needs, and build a framework for long-term growth and mutual understanding.
If you would like to request mediation for yourself or another member of the Freire community, please choose one of the forms below: