The BridgeUSA High School Civic Leadership Initiative (HSCLI) is a program that equips high school students with moderation, leadership, and critical thinking skills. The program consists of the students engaging with other peers from across the country to discuss the latest political, social, and current events and issues in a productive manner. The initiative challenges students to interact with opposing ideas and to respond with empathy and constructive comments instead of the typical rhetoric that surrounds politics today. The initiative will teach them how to moderate, design, and lead discussions surrounding these topics both in the classroom and in their day-to-day lives.
The BridgeUSA HSCLI program teaches high school students the basics of constructive political dialogue through a series of workshops and trainings, complete with a final project to demonstrate their learned skills.
Students participate in:
Students learn what their conflict resolution style is, and how they approach conflict. Includes how to solve conflict using their styled approach.
Students engage with their peers in a positive, constructive way.
Students are encouraged to think about topics and issues in a critical way. They will be introduced to new and different perspectives that will challenge them to think outside their bubble, and better understand topics and issues as a whole.
Leadership and Networking Skills
Students will learn how to stand out among their peers, and change the political climate at their school. They will also learn the basics of networking with peers and guest speakers.
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