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Some students from across Southwest Missouri plan to spend their Saturday at school. They will be participating in the second annual Peer-to-Peer Youth Conference tomorrow in Marshfield. KSMU's Jana Greer has more on what they'll be learning.
Peer Mediation is a program that schools are implementing nationwide- from elementary schools through college. Cheryl Sciranko is the Prevention Specialist for the Community Partnership Support Center. She says it's a program that allows students to sit down one-on-one with other students to work out their problems.
The Peer-to-Peer Youth Conference will teach students from grades eight to twelve about improving their leadership, mentoring and mediation skills as well as learning about substance abuse prevention. Sciranko says it's important for students to have these skills to help other students.
About ten schools will be participating in the conference tomorrow at Marshfield High School. For more information about the event or peer mediation you can visit the Community Partnership Website by using the link at KSMU.org.