Teen Talking Circles

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When we give youth a safe space to tell the truth, 

we save lives.

"I get worn out by life and coming to Circle gives me a place and time where I can be myself, where I can connect.                                  It reminds me that I am not alone." - 2021 Circle Participant

"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.

"TTC transforms not only the teens but also everyone who then encounters them." - Eric Liu, Founder, Guiding Lights, Citizen University

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.

By modeling wholeness, compassion, and inclusivity, Teen Talking Circles helps young people develop mature identities and form healthy relationships at home, at work, and in society, providing a foundation for a more cooperative, caring world. 

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.

“There is a deep hunger in teens that is being fed by TTC. I’m grateful that my daughter had a Girl¹s Teen Talking Circle, and I only wish I’d had one when I was young.” 

Phil Rockefeller, former Washington State Senator for the 23rd District


We are a community funded nonprofit organization and we are truly grateful for your support! Interested in becoming a Board Member? Reach out to us at info@teentalkingcircles.org

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Teen Talking Circles

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Circle In Truth

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