We’ve all watched the national political dialogue deteriorate over the last several years and especially the last few months. It can seem that Americans simply can’t talk to each other about the things that matter most for our nation’s future … or the world’s.
But we can. With the right skills, and the right spirit, we can listen and talk across even deeply entrenched differences. Through meaningful conversations, we probably won’t change our minds about many things, but we probably can find things we can accomplish together for the good of the public. Led by our regular teacher and guide, Dr. Scott Paine, and FLC Ambassador Shwanda Barnette, this youth council virtual event will focus on that mission.
An agenda will be available soon, but elements of the program will include:
- A workshop on skills for having difficult conversations
- Small-group practice sessions with youth from all over the state
- Brainstorming sessions to develop ideas to foster these conversations in our own cities, schools, neighborhoods … even families.
Please note: Council Coordinators/Advisors are invited to join this program. Separate small group sessions allow this program to be delivered to both students and coordinators.
There is no cost to the program, but registration is required. Click here to register. The deadline to register is Friday, April 23, 2021. Please contact email@example.com for more information.