National High School Mediation Tournament – Held via Zoom- Nov.18-19- Deadline to register, September 30th

Are you interested in high school students gaining experience in collaborating, problem solving and creative thinking as well as learning how to work together to reach an outcome that promotes reconciliation and healing?

If so, sign up a team to participate in the National High School Mediation Tournament held  November 18 and 19th via Zoom. Only three students are needed per team and one coach.Students will be given cases and will get to play the role of mediator, lawyer and client throughout the competition.No experience necessary for students or coaches.  Coaches can be teachers, counselors, parents etc.  Training materials provided and include videos, a curriculum guide and time with experienced mediators

(if requested).Judges are typically experienced mediators and provide valuable feedback to students after each round.

Cost is $30 per team. Only two teams per school may sign up and the cap is twenty four teams. Registration link is listed below. Deadline to sign up is this Friday, September 30th.  Don’t miss this opportunity to provide students with a unique experience to gain valuable skills needed in our world today. Please contact Patti Fox at or 919-606-1786 with any questions. 


Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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