Waynflete hosts “Can We? Connect” at Augusta Civic Center

Waynflete’s Third Thought for Civic Engagement initiative recently hosted “Can We? Connect,” a full-day conference at the Augusta Civic Center for high school students from fourteen partner schools in Maine who are participating in The Can We? Project this year. The event was a resounding success, providing an opportunity for students to come together to make connections, build bridges, and engage in civil dialogue on topics that students themselves identify as important in their lives.

Can We? Connect followed an initial day-long retreat held in partner schools where students consider their own identities and lived experiences, build trust with those who may have different viewpoints than their own, and begin to learn the skills of dialogue across political and other differences.

Can We? Connect was the subject of a recent Maine Public Radio feature. Check it out at https://wf-link.org/3SE7YR7!

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