"Circle has helped me more than anything in finding who I am and being more confident about every side of me." - 2020 Circle Participant
One of the most powerful gifts we can give youth is a safe space to tell the truth, where they can be heard and accepted as their full selves. Youth need adults to provide spaces where they can connect with peers in a real way, express their deeper selves, and learn the skills of communication & connection across increasing barriers of social isolation.
In our 30 years of experience, we have found that Teen Talking Circles™ transform lives, develop strong voices, instill a sense of agency, and establish a framework of emotional and relational skills that serve youth throughout their entire lives.
We train adults to lead local and virtual Teen Talking Circles™, and we provide Community Circles, family workshops, retreats, and in-depth trainings for all ages. Our youth and adult facilitators train people locally and internationally through our TTC Facilitator Trainings and assist them in starting circles in their communities. We have helped new facilitators start teen circles in hospitals, detention centers, foster care programs, community centers, after-school programs, yoga centers, summer camps, religious institutions, youth-serving organizations, and public and private schools.
In Circle, our youth bear witness to each other as full human beings, discover the wholeness in themselves, and learn to relate inclusively rather than exclusively. By providing young people with a safe space to tell the truth, Teen Talking Circles encourages teens to reveal their passion, beauty, and dreams, as well as share their fears, problems, and insecurities.
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