Friday, 17 September 2010 00:00
Eight Roslyn youths received citations for their outstanding efforts towards developing techniques to reduce conflicts personally, with their families and within their community.
The awards ceremony held recently at the Hector Gayle Roslyn Community Center celebrated youth who are learning skills to have a positive impact in their community. Legislator Wayne H. Wink Jr. and Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman presented awards to these youths for their commitment and dedication to making a difference within the 11th Legislative District.
The workshops were sponsored by The Concerned Citizen’s for Roslyn Youth a community based 501 c 3 not for profit in collaboration with the Education and Assistance Corporation’s Mediation Alternative Project.
While other youth were engaged in recreational activities this summer, these dedicated Roslyn youth participated in sixteen hours of training that taught them a process of communication and problem solving that will enable them to help their peers reach settlements to disputes without confrontation and violence. These youth will apply these newly acquired pro-social life-long skills to help create a safer environment for their siblings, their friends and themselves.
For further information about peer mediation and conflict resolution workshops, please call Gregg Scheiner at the Mediation Alternative Project: 489-7733.