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November 17, 2020

PMAST gets Funding to run Conflict Skills Training Program for Refugee and Immigrant Students at Nelson Mandela High School

Calgary AB — Refugee and Immigrant students often struggle with integrating into Canadian Culture. Peer Mediation And Skills Training (PMAST) was granted $5,000 USD by the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) International Foundation to provide the Youth Empowerment Skills Program (YES) to English Language Learners students at Nelson Mandela High School. This version of YES is designed to assist refugee and immigrant students to deal with conflict in our society and give them a voice to help them make a successful transition into Canadian culture.

Long-time supporter of PMAST and MDRT sponsor Richard Lee of Leeland Financial Group Ltd., comments “bullying and conflict has reached the extent that the victims are so scarred they are staying out of school and even harming themselves. YES will provide immigrant and refugee children and youth the skills to combat these issues; skills they can use to deal with conflict throughout their lives”.

PMAST has been active in Calgary and area for over 20 years and has helped hundreds of youth learn valuable conflict management skills.