Can We Talk? is a program of experiential learning that has been featured in the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Chronicle of HIgher Education. It introduces students (and adults) to skills and habits that promote productive dialogue across differences. It tries to counter the political polarization and student anxiety that plague our nation.
We don't shy away from tough political conversations. Instead, we frame them for reflective engagement. We provide skilled moderators, resources, and prompts.
The program, run by the Pennsylvania Project for Civic Engagement, has worked with over 900 students in 40 colleges and universities around the Commonwealth and the rest of the U.S. In evaluations, students give Can We Talk? an average score of 8.7 out of 10 for being "valuable" and 9 out of 10 for whether they'd recommend it to a friend.
We are looking for teachers to pilot a high school program in Pennsylvania. Is your class interested? Connect with PPCE co-director Chris Satullo at email@example.com.