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Talking across difference at The Agnes Irwin School

The Agnes Irwin School

Inspired in part by the Caring Schools #CommonGood campaign's call to engage students in activities that enable them to "talk across the aisle," The Agnes Irwin School has started hosting—and evaluating—a regular "Friday Forum." Wigs Frank, Chair of the History Department, describes the gathering as a way to “help bring more understanding to our students and help bring the members of our community closer, as well as help students to learn how to listen to each other and learn better how to disagree with each other.” Read on to learn more:... Read more about Talking across difference at The Agnes Irwin School

Overcoming insecurities with Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Young Women’s Leadership Academy

The KIND Schools Challenge team at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Fort Worth, Texas has made enormous progress on their work to increase kindness in their community. Their project, "HIT" Your Insecurities, features small group conversations to build community and culminates in a celebratory event where the team will fill piñatas with students’ written insecurities and break them to symbolize overcoming those insecurities. Here’s what the students have to say about their work on the project so far:... Read more about Overcoming insecurities with Young Women’s Leadership Academy

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