Contact:          Ms. Mosley Williams    972-230-0726 Ext. 2407

Desoto High School PeaceMakers

Peers Making Peace© is an innovative peer-mediation program that uses a preventive approach for handling conflicts both in and out of school. The program's goal is to improve school environments by reducing violence, assaults, and discipline referrals, and to consequently improve overall academic performance. This is accomplished by training teams of students to act as peer mediators on their school campuses. The benefits achieved through our peer mediation process are remarkable:

  • Participation is totally voluntary.

  • The needs of all parties are expressed in a non-threatening, familiar environment.

  • Every participant is allowed equal time to present their understanding of the disputed issues.

  • Emotions are expressed and anger is diffused.

  • Conflicts are resolved to the satisfaction of all parties.

  • Everyone's needs are met, no one is hurt, and relationships are improved.

To date, paxUnited has been directly responsible for establishing over 5,000 programs in 28 states, impacting the lives of over 3 million children.