The Thinking Teen’s Guide to Life (and other scary stuff)
Thursday, July 2, 10 a.m.-noon (MST)
Do you wish that you had more chances to talk about the issues of our day, your place in the world, and the meaning of, well, everything? If your answer is “yes,” this 5-part workshop is for you!
In each session, you will learn to sharpen your thinking skills to help you:
- evaluate news stories and sources
- weigh contradictory and changing advice from experts and other adults
- balance reason and emotion
- think clearly about what matters most to you and how you want to live
Fridays and Saturdays between July 31 and August 15, 10 a.m.-noon (MST)
A 5-part, discussion-based course for ages 14-18. This is your chance to talk frankly with other teens about sexuality, gender, sexual wellness, justice, and equity. Your thoughts and ideas matter! This online course is equally useful to all genders and sexual orientations.
We recommend attending all sessions, but if this doesn’t fit with your schedule, email firstname.lastname@example.org for individual session prices.
We will send out the Zoom link for all sessions one day before the first session. We’ll send weekly reminders after that. Registration closes when the course is sold out or July 30 at 9:00 p.m.
Companion Series for Parents here: https://thinkingteensparents.eventbrite.com
-To provide teens with medically-accurate, trauma-informed, intersectional information about human sexuality.
-To balance information and discussion using the Philosophy for Children (P4C) method so that teens leave the course feeling heard and respected and with the tools they need to make decisions about their sexual lives that are best for them now and in adulthood.
-To teach teens the skills they need to articulate and examine their own attitudes and values about sexuality, gender, relationships, and the relationship of all these things to justice and equity.
-To guide teens in hearing and sensitively challenging the ideas of those with whom they disagree, keeping in mind the distinction between stating one’s beliefs and harmful speech.
-To teach kids how to think critically and compassionately about their own lives, not what to think.
Who Is This Class For?
-Teens who want to learn and think together about human sexuality and their own lives.
-Teens who are excited to engage in thoughtful discussion about sexuality while respecting the identities and validating the experiences of other teens in the class.
This course will not provide comprehensive sexuality education. We will give you resources for finding more information and the tools to evaluate that information. We will make sure that all of the information we do provide is medically accurate. If a facilitator does not know the answer to a question, they will check with our experts and follow-up with accurate information.