Upcoming & Past Events
2019 Symposium on Kids Managing Conflict
Thursday, April 25, 2019
The California Endowment, 1000 Alameda Street
Downtown LA next to Union Station
A day-long conference for everyone interested in giving students the life skills in conflict resolution and mediation they need for academic, personal, and professional success.
Last year's conference was a great success!
Lots of energy!
We need a longer conference!
And we’re building on that success.
This year’s conference includes:
a Keynote Panel on the wide variety of conflict resolution programs available, how they differ, and what to look for in choosing the right program for your school.
sessions focusing on starting and sustaining a program, including why and how programs end and the impact on the students and school of losing a program.
information on documenting the nature of conflict, type of resolution, and impact so that the value of the program is measured and can be presented in fund-raising efforts.
open discussion on shared best practices.
exhibitors who will explain the wide variety of available programs and provide gifts to attendees.
a panel of current and past Peer Mediators to discuss the impact of being a mediator while still in school and as a professional in any area.
JUST ANNOUNCED: THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
KMC is honored to have Ellen Pais, past CEO of Los Angeles Education Partnership as the keynote speaker.
Ellen’s lifelong involvement in improving schools makes her the expert on why conflict resolution programs are so important to personal and professional success. They are also vital to creating educational equity so that all students have the same skills with which to manage their social/emotional behavior and can avoid the early disciplinary actions that can misdirect their energy and activity and interrupt their educational lives.
Ellen will have a great deal of valuable information for us to take back to our schools.
Sponsor an attendee for the day $75 Donate Here
The Spring trip to the Museum of Tolerance is March 29, 2019 FREE
KMC is excited to again sponsor the FREE trip to the Museum of Tolerance for peer mediators in Southern California Schools. We will provide free admission for your confirmed student mediators and $100 toward transportation. This trip is always a profound experience for the students who attend. See what one middle school student had to say about it.
Register for the trip HERE
KMC Save the Date Announcement - April 25, 2019
Kids Managing Conflict's Symposium:
at The California Endowment
Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center's Annual Conversity Awards
Congratulations to Maria Simpson for her Educational Leadership Award! This award was presented to Maria on June 14, 2018 at the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center's annual Conversity Awards reception in Little Tokyo. Maria was honored for her dedication to improving Los Angeles through her leadership and commitment to diversity.
Celebration of Peer Mediation
Held on May 3, 2018, this event was presented in partnership with our parent organization, the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA).
The day acknowledged those involved in the program as we heard from peer mediators about their experiences and value of participation.
Board Members gathered to honor fellow Board Member and award recipient Maria Simpson for her dedication to improving Los Angeles through her leadership and commitment to diversity.
Board Members (l to r) Jason Harper, Maria Simpson, Marvin Whistler, Sally Patchen
First Annual Coordinators' Conference
The Symposium on Kids Managing Conflict: Creating Peace in our School Through Dispute Resolution Programs took place on April 26, 2018.
This was Kids Managing Conflict, SCMA Education Foundation's first sponsored Annual Coordinators' Conference which took place at The California Endowment in downtown Los Angeles.
The conference brought together individuals participating in the peer mediation community. The event focused on sharing information and offered insightful and relevant discussions.
Read more about the day's event by clicking here.
Thank you to all who attended
Museum of Tolerance
On March 16, 2018, KMC sponsored a trip to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. Peer Mediation students enjoyed the tour alongside other Peer Mediation students from various local schools. It was a great opportunity for students to learn and meet others doing the same peer mediation work at school. The experience furthered the students' connectivity with their community.
Hawthorne Middle School
Lloyde High School
South Pasadena High School
Board Members at MOT
Southern California Community Activity
The Kids Managing Conflict, SCMA Education Foundation, has been very active in the Southern California Community. The foundation has received recognition from the Los Angeles City Council in 2015 for Conflict Resolution Day and in 2016 and 2017 for the Los Angeles County Office of Supervisors. We have participated in the Peer Mediation Invitational at the Western Justice Center and the SCMA Annual Celebration of Peer Mediation held at USC.