All About Community Building Circles!
What are Community Building Circles?
We feel connected to other people when we sense that they see us, know us, and care about us. That is what connection circles are about: being seen, being heard, being known, and developing affection. Therefore, the objectives for these circles are that youth, their family and their friends will feel:
That they have been seen;
That they have been heard;
That they have been understood;
That they are connected to other students;
That they have given and received respect—and perhaps affection—from their family and their friends.
Circle Values and Guidelines
Respect the talking piece
Speak from your own experience/your own truth/your heart
Listen to understand/from the heart
Community Building Circle 101