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YOUTH Talks!

Have an issue or topic to address in your school or organization? Want to nurture a culture of respect and unity? Have a need for civil dialogue? Want an outside perspective? . . . Look no further – we’re here to help!

Fee for Service

Empowering Youth Voice through Civil Discussions with and for Youth

YOUTH Talks delivers solutions for schools and youth-serving organizations with our successful youth forum model that has proven effective for more than two decades.

  • Small Group Discovery Sessions
  • Issue-Focused Discussions
  • Facilitation Training
  • Fees are based on time, location and group size

With YOUTH Talks, we tailor our programs and services to address your needs. Each of our programs can stand alone as a single session, or be part of a series of programs designed to address your short or long-term goals. We will partner with you to develop customized solutions that work for you and your schedule.

Discovery. Facilitation. Training.

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Click here to set up a meeting and learn more!

Also available now: The R.I.S.E. Above Tool Kit!


The R.I.S.E. Above Toolkit is a resource developed by the Connecticut YOUTH Forum and funded by the Connecticut Health Foundation. The Connecticut YOUTH Forum is an outreach program of The Connecticut Forum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Hartford, CT, whose mission is to encourage the free and active exchange of ideas in forums that inform, challenge, entertain, inspire, and build bridges among all people and organizations in our community.

Since 1993, the Connecticut YOUTH Forum has provided unique opportunities for high school students to connect and engage with each other across geographic, economic, social, and racial divides. Its mission is to bring teenagers together through discussion and action while providing opportunities for growth and exploration.

The R.I.S.E. Above Campaign grew organically from the YOUTH Forum’s Violence In Our Lives program that has reached thousands of high school students over the past 10 years.

This R.I.S.E. Above Campaign Toolkit provides training resources, templates, evaluation tools, and materials developed and tested in urban, suburban, and rural schools in Connecticut with a broad diversity of student populations.

Take the pledge with your school today!

I pledge to
• RESPECT everyone that I meet, and
• INTERVENE whenever I can, to
• SUPPORT those in need of my help, and
• EMPOWER our school to end all forms of violence.

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