Real Talk is a youth-led conversation forum. Real Talk meets twice a month for a total of 18 teen-led conversations throughout the school year. The conversations take place via engaging activities that involve movement, creativity, sharing, competition, and fun. The series begins with a set of foundational discussions about trust, family, friends, community, relationships, identity, personality, and gratitude. The second session in the Spring will have more educational programming focusing on sexual education, tolerance, etc.
The goals are:
– To offer a forum for teens to discuss issues of importance in their lives
– To build life skills that help them navigate tough times and difficult decisions
– To empower teens to have an impact in their lives and communities
– To foster a community of support and self-improvement
This program has been adapted from the Real Talk program created at the Waltham Public Library in Waltham, MA.