We are Young Community Mediators; a group established with the purpose of equipping young people with the knowledge and skills to become peer mediators, empowering the youth of society to play a greater role in addressing conflict in the community around them thus helping to create a brighter future.
Are you a young person frustrated with the portrayal of youth; the negative association between youth and violence, crime and conflict? Perhaps you are a member of your community who seeks to restore hope and bring about positive change? Or a youth worker who observes the challenges faced by young people in overcoming conflict?
Do you desire to see a change in yourself? To better the community you live in? To equip young people with the knowledge and skills they require to mediate conflict?
Although youth mediation is still in its infancy in Ireland, the UK, Spain and virtually non-existent in Romania and Slovenia; We, Young Community Mediators recognise that knowledge is power and that education is the tool that we can use to change the world, and this change can start at our own doorsteps.