We are Tyler Brewster & Shana Louallen, New York City natives with a combined 20+ years of experience in public school education. We believe that communities deserve access to quality resources and educational tools.
Founded in 2016, Peer Connect is an education consulting firm with a focus on restorative practices and culturally relevant pedagogy. We believe the best way to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline is to reshape education communities towards relationship building, youth leadership and conflict resolution skills using a restorative lens.
We’ve worked with over 200 NYC educators and community members. Our goal is to do more than decrease the number of suspensions. We believe in the power of positive and sustainable school-based structures. In addition to providing foundational education, we support community members to implement their newly-learned skills. As a result of our trainings, communities have seen significant shifts in key school metrics linked to school climate.