Truly appreciate your help and going above and beyond to assists with getting funds in order to help with electricity. Thanks so much, God bless you.
I would like to express my sincerest thanks and appreciation, for the pledge of two-hundred fifty seven dollars that was pledged.
I have been prepared for the future, I’m very grateful that CAP Riverside was able to give the opportunity to join Pre-Apprenticeship Program, not only that they gave me a job, but it was a positive experience.
To the staff of L.I.H.E.A.P. Riverside County Office: The funds approved for our house this summer are so very much appreciated, more than you know. Thank you, again.
During the training, the instructor taught us how to talk to people and let them know we’re listening. She also taught us how to calm individuals down if they start raising their voice or if they are feeling a little too strongly about what they are saying. A helpful leadership skill that I have developed from Peer Mediation is my ability to talk to people when they need someone to help them solve their conflicts with others. This helps with my personal life too because my friends know they can come to me if they need someone to help them work out their conflicts.
The Mediator made all the learning very fun. The leadership skill I have gathered/developed during peer mediation is being able to ask questions. It comes easy because now I know what to ask. The knowledge I have gained has affected everything. I can now solve problems between friends and family. My personality is more calm and I more open with others. School is easier because I am helping my community and I feel better about myself and who I am.
Taking the Peer Mediation Training classes has confirmed things I already know/believe while empowering me to be confident in the help I give my peers. It gave me that extra sense of comfort to sit with people I didn’t know and be able to help them through their problems. Peer Mediation reminded me that each person’s perception of the situation must be heard and explained by both of the parties in order to reach and agree on any sort of resolution. Helping my peers reach an understanding and appreciation for each other is very rewarding. I felt I was in the right place doing something right!
I was a very shy kid growing up. In elementary school I dealt with bullies the only way I knew how, by ignoring them and not saying a word to anyone. Now that I have the skills to solve not only my problems, but help others as well I feel free! I am happy now. I smile more knowing that I have the knowledge to help my friends deal with tough situations.
Angelica V., Student at Rancho Verde High School
Sonia C., Student at Rancho Verde High School
Jackie P., Student at Rancho Verde High School
Karina C., Student at Rancho Verde High School
Jackie M., Student at Rancho Verde High School
Bryan O., Student at Rancho Verde High School
Richard S., Counselor at Earhart Elementary
Theresa S., Counselor at Rancho Verde High School
Aimee F., Counselor at Murrieta Valley High School