Food 4 Thought

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 5:30pm – 7pm
Dates: Wednesdays
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Location: The Geller Center (629 S Howes St)
Cost: Free
Who: Teens and young adults ages 16-25
What: Food 4 Thought is a place to practice deep listening, authentic sharing, and vulnerability in a warm, welcoming environment. Participants discuss topics about personal growth over a home-made dinner with friends. We believe that change starts within, and Food 4 Thought provides the space to initiate this inner change. Young adults trained in communication and peer support facilitate the conversations.
RSVP: No RSVP necessary. Participants can come one time, once a month, or even every week.


Food 4 Thought Dialogue Leaders

Dates: Wednesdays
Time: 7:30-8:30
Location: The Geller Center (629 S Howes St)
Cost: Free
Who: Food 4 Thought participants

Take your communication skills to the next level by facilitating Food 4 Thought. Leaders learn facilitation techniques, how to support their peers through difficult conversations, and tools to initiate a ripple of change. The group attends a weekly gathering with trainings, guest speakers, community outings, and personal growth activities.

Current Food 4 Thought participants are welcome to inquire about becoming dialogue leaders. Leaders chose their own level and timeline of commitment.

These individuals have a passion for learning how to communicate with respect and compassion. Leaders take the knowledge, experience, and skills learned in this program into whatever future they enter.


Authentic Leadership Cohort

Starting January 2019
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The purpose of the authentic leadership cohort is to prepare teens and young adults to be the passionate and wise leaders that the world needs. Participants discover how to align their personal meaning and purpose with their work, manage stress, and navigate life’s challenges with grace and humor.

Participants commit to a year-long program with weekly cohort gatherings. Towards the end of the program, participants plan and implement a capstone project. They work one-on-one with an adult mentor to complete a project that meets a community need and demonstrates their holistic leadership skills. The program ends with leaders presenting their capstone projects during a community celebration.