On May 22nd we welcomed 14 new participants to Athens Peer Court! These fourteen middle and high school students completed an intensive two day training that concluded with a mock hearing and induction ceremony. We look forward to seeing the new volunteers be great advocates in court.
Earlier this month we attended the Mayor and Commission meeting to receive our program of the year award. You can check out the pictures from the event by clicking here.
Athens-Clarke County will honor peer court at its monthly meeting next week for our receipt of the Program of the Year Award from the Georgia Council of Court Administrators. You can read about the event on UGA's homepage!
On March 6th, Athens Peer Court celebrated its 2nd birthday! Participants gathered to play games, eat cake and honor the commitments and contributions of our graduating seniors. Thanks to everyone who came out to share in the happy occasion!
On February 3rd, 14 new participants joined Athens Peer Court. This group, with students from Cedar Shoals, Clarke Central and Coile Middle School, is a great group of students who are highly capable already. They are bright and enthusiastic and we are lucky to have them join us!
Please read about Lauren and Amber on our volunteer and participant profile pages!
The flier and permission slip are now available if you'd like to join Athens Peer Court. Our training begins on January 30th. All 8th through 11th graders are welcome to take part in the training. Click here to download the form you need to apply.
Taking advantage of the holiday break, 12 peer court volunteers spent an afternoon with UGA's Rec Sports Department. Led by two awesome facilitators, the volunteers worked on team building and problem solving before heading up to the indoor high ropes course. Take a look at the pictures here!
Our fifth, and largest, group of new volunteers has joined Athens Peer Court. Twenty-four students from seven different area schools were inducted into peer court on August 26th. We are so excited to see the program continue to expand, and we look forward to seeing the new volunteers in court!