Conversation is the most human activity we do.
It is a cornerstone for empathy.
Our 8-Week Program
ON HOLD due to Covid!
Our 8-Week Signature Program, designed for high school and college, fits perfectly into a semester. This program is utilized in schools across the country as part of the curriculum, as well as a community service opportunity.
Each week builds on the week before, engaging both generations in dialogue that leads to authentic conversation. This opportunity to communicate one-to-one with an interested partner begins to break down stereotypes and judgements, leading to the development of much needed social-emotional skills.
The impact of this exchange culminates in a Tribute written by the Seeker, then read to the Sage, offering both writing and public speaking experience.
Our 8-Week Online ZOOM Programs
Due to the pandemic and the resulting social isolation of both our teens and Seniors, we decided to move our programming online for the summer, utilizing ZOOM to bring these generations together. While we prefer a face-to-face encounter, we are happy to say that our online programs have allowed us to connect participants from all over the country.
This is a 60-minute program, with 45 minutes of one-on-one time each of the 8 weeks. The Seekers choose their Sage partner through a "Speed Dating" rotation process the first week.
Our Program Options
Our Pop-Up Programs
Our Pop-Up Programs are designed to shatter stereotypes, giving both generations a chance to observe the myths about each other. Stereotypes about a particular group play a powerful role in shaping how we think about and interact with individuals, as well as how the individuals within the stereotyped group see themselves.
This is a profound program for quickly addressing beliefs that pigeon-hole students, thus creating the opportunity for diminishing bullying and other negative outcomes.
A de-emphasis on even the slightest stereotypical thought will cultivate a classroom of students that accepts everyone as an individual, rather than part of a group.