Recently, I was lucky to facilitate a video chat between two groups of middle school CFES Scholars. Ticonderoga students (in far upstate New York) connected with students at Brown Middle School in Atlanta, Georgia. Learning about each others’ lives helped everyone see different perspectives and find surprising similarities.
Every year at the CFES National Conference, school teams from around the country (and Ireland) meet one another, and often make plans for their students to connect virtually or in person. We hope that in this forum space, the ability to reach out and connect with other schools will become ongoing.