Experts suggest the best way to bridge divides is to listen to each other and work together to define who we are as Americans, and what we hope for our future. These structured discussion groups are designed to help us do just that! Join American Public Square at Jewell and the Kansas City Library monthly as we host a series of discussion groups seeking to “close the divide because we know, to put our future first.” Each discussion group will center around a topic that will give participants the opportunity to connect in a real way across divides – politics, age, gender, race, nationality, and more.
As a part of Student Month at APS, this discussion group will feature a facilitated discussion about Student Loan Debt using a Living Room Conversations prompt. ALL are welcome! This discussion is not exclusive to students, in fact, this topic lends itself to the opportunity for intergenerational learning.
The graphic for our group discussion series was designed by an American Public Square at Jewell Youth Supporter.
This program is a part of STUDENT MONTH at American Public Square at Jewell (APS) Starting April 6th and ending on April 29th, APS’s Student Initiative will be presenting FOUR programs exploring the cost of higher education in the United States. These programs are planned and executed by college and high school students in the Kansas City Metro featuring conversations with policy experts and those with lived experience in higher education, student debt, and college readiness. We’re celebrating Student Month by giving back to students! Students attending 2 or more programs will be eligible to win an Apple Watch. Students attending 1 program will be eligible for either a Door Dash or Quick Trip Gift Card!