Upcoming & Past Events



The Celebration of Peer Mediation

June 10, 2020


Please join us in celebrating Palisades Charter High School's Peer Mediation Program, led by Heather Schon. We will hear first-hand about the positive impact their conflict resolution training and practice has had on the students’ lives, the climate of the school, and the students' communities. We are thrilled to acknowledge these individuals' hard work with our friends from the Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles. This event is supported by the USC Good Neighbors Campaign. The first one-hundred registrants are eligible to win a raffle prize!

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2020 Symposium on Kids Managing Conflict: Educating Lifelong Peacemakers

March 26, 2020

8:00am to 3:30pm

California Endowment

1000 N. Alameda

Los Angeles, CA 

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Comedy Night Presented by Kids Managing Conflict

KIDS MANAGING CONFLICT  is hosting a Comedy Night Fundraiser!  This is going to be a fantastic evening full of networking, laughter, raffles, and prizes.    

The Headliner Comedian for the evening is up and coming comedian Ethan Howard!   Ethan is a 17 year old stand up comedian from Los Angeles who has performed all over the United States.  He was one of the Faces of the Future in Ventura Blvd. Magazine in 2019.  He was also the winner of SNL's Kenan Thompson's Road to NYW Experience in 2018.  

All proceeds will benefit Kids Managing Conflict

DATE: January 30, 2020

TIME: 7pm- 9pm - Doors Open at 630 PM

TICKETS: $40.00 in advance; $50.00 at door; SCMA Members receive special pricing of $40.00 per person in advance and $50.00 at the door. College Student pricing $30.00

SHOW TYPE: Stand Up 

RESTRICTIONS: 18 & Older with ID;  21 and Over for alcoholic drinks

Two Drink Minimum Per Person

FULL Menu available for purchase


LOCATION: https://www.thecomedyunion.com/

Comedy Union 

5040 West Pico Blvd. 

Los Angeles, CA 90019


Parking is street parking only with meters active until 8pm weekdays.

ABOUT: Bring in the New Year right! Join us on Thursday, January 20, 2020 for an evening of comedy, prizes, and more. Laugh your hearts out with young and dazzling comedian Ethan Howard, who will be taking the stage for an unforgettable night. All proceeds benefit Kids Managing Conflict, a 501 (c) (3) so join us on this night out for a very noble cause!

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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!


Great Ideas!

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.




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 


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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.