On August 23, Rancho Cielo Youth Campus, Salinas, welcomed the successful launch of Global Majority’s Conflict Resolution Program, a 9-week long elective studies course for student leaders who will develop practical skills in conflict resolution and negotiation to respond to conflict effectively.

The program curriculum includes skill building in effective communication, training in interest-based negotiation techniques, student design and implementation of a community service learning project, guest speakers and multiple role plays and simulations.

Two outstanding graduates from the class will be awarded the Global Majority Fellowship, which will provide them a stipend to practice non-violent conflict resolution with a broad support network.  The Fellows will be offered a paid internship at Global Majority; targeted interaction with Board members; career and life coaching from a certified coach; and mentoring by a Monterey Institute of International Studies graduate student.  The Fellowship will culminate in the students’ enrollment with Global Potential, an international organization that trains high-potential youth to become leaders, change-makers and social entrepreneurs in their urban and rural low-income communities.

The Global Majority Fellowship creates future agents of change by providing two students from the Rancho Cielo with practical skills to resolve conflict non-violently and an incomparable opportunity to learn and practice non-violent conflict resolution backed by an international support network.

Rancho Cielo is a Salinas-based comprehensive learning and social services center for underserved youth in Monterey County.  Their vision is to transform the lives of at-risk youth and empower them to become accountable, competent, productive and responsible citizens.

Find out more about Rancho Cielo at ranchocieloyc.org.