The Living Room Conversations Youth Council brings together young people from all over the country to foster cultural, political, and racial understanding through small group conversations.
We hope to inspire youth participation in our own communities and beyond by providing resources, tools, and space for conversation.
What do we do?
In light of the recent tragedies that happen all too often, our Youth Council got together to have a conversation about what role guns have played in their lives. The question was taken from our “Guns and Responsibility” guide.
Organize and host conversations with other youth and adults of diverse perspectives
Meet monthly to share project ideas and check in around ongoing programs
Participate in leadership training and volunteer opportunities to help bring Living Room Conversations into our local communities
Train other youth to hold their own conversations
Communications & Outreach Team
Communications & Outreach Team led by Sophia H., Ziye W., Miranda Z., and Oliver H.
The Communications Team is responsible for elevating the importance of youth voices and intergenerational conversations. The team promotes activites organized by Youth Council members, shares youth stories, and contributes regularly to the Living Room Conversations Newsletter.
Racial Equity Team
The Racial Equity Team develops resources and training for youth on how to have conversations about race. They work closely with the Hosting and Guide Creation teams as well as the Racial Equity Partners at Living Room Conversations.
Racial Equity Team led by Helen Y.
Guide Creation Team
The Guide Creation Team is responsible for creating and adapting conversation guides on issues that are top of mind for youth.
Guide Creation Team led by Shrutha V.
Youth Council Alumni
Want to Join our Youth Council?
Youth Council welcomes youth of all identities, backgrounds, and viewpoints. We are looking to grow!
If you are interested in joining our Youth Council, click the button below!
Want to bring conversations to your school or youth org?
Conversations foster connection, enhance lesson plans, and help schools work through difficult topics. Whether you’re a youth leader, an educator, or an adult ally who works with youth, we’d like to help you get started.
AllSides for Schools offers Living Room Conversation guides designed for educators to use in the classroom. Learn more: https://allsidesforschools.org/lesson-plans/
If you’re looking for help implementing Living Room Conversations in your higher ed curriculum or on campus, email Becca at [email protected]
Featured Video: The future through the eyes of youth leaders
Watch a special Living Room Conversation where young leaders explore ways to make a difference and reasons to be hopeful.
- Technology and Relationships
- Mental Health
- History and Society
- Good Questions for Great Gatherings
- Check out our other conversation guides here
- Conversation Agreements
Finding Sonder and Youth Community with Living Room Conversations
by PeiLin L.
In a time of social polarization, conversations and youth activism have never been more important.