Why Roundtables

Resilience

No matter your age, your race, how wealthy or poor you are…. There are a few things that help us all restore balance and replenish our resilience.  

 

1. Healthy interactions

 

2. Community 

 

3. A sense of control over your circumstances.

Change and Uncertainty

 One of the biggest causes of emotional stress is “chronic uncertainty” yet it very often silent - flying under the radar. Some feel it acutely and immediately… and for some, it can be a slow simmer.

Change and uncertainty is difficult at any age. However, adults can recognize what the stress of change feels like, and can lean on past life experiences and coping mechanisms they’ve used before. Kids don’t have enough experience.

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Teenager on Laptop

Covid  - How have you been...really? What keeps you sane?

Life - juggling school, work, responsibilities, health, friends, Covid!

School - Transition to new school, grade, college
Classes  - electives, subjects, majors, teachers, grades
College - SATs, ACTs, colleges, visits, requirements, essays, reviews
Interests - games, competitions, stories, books, media, interests

Roundtable Topics

Round Table topics are as unique and changing as your group wants them to be. Here are just a few topics to get you going!

 

Good questions make people think about their own experiences. Most of us like being asked to share because it means that someone cares about what we have to say. 

Pro tip! Sneak in a question that helps everyone do a little self reflection. Share your own experience. This will help build trust and the conversation to flow smoothly.