Waynflete teams up with Windham at recent Can We? Project retreat
We were thrilled to have our friends at Windham High School participate in our most recent Can We? Project retreat! The Can We? Project is an experiment in revitalizing democracy centered on developing the capacity of high school students to engage in dialogue across differences. Students work with experienced facilitators to learn how to talk across deep divides, develop a shared vision of a better Maine, and design an interactive forum with political leadership. Students are asked to question their own ideas, challenge each other, and collaborate. In the process, they develop basic democratic skills that seem lost in this divisive moment: valuing dialogue, mediating differences, holding elected officials accountable, and working collectively for a higher purpose. Partners include The Maine Policy Institute, Narrative 4, Camp Sunshine, and a wide range of high schools.