LAUGH IT FORWARD
EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS
Hosted by the Associate Board of the Great Books Foundation
What was the event?
On December 1, the Great Books Associate Board held a Giving Tuesday event that helped to do good in the best way possible—by laughing! With our friends at improve it!, we had an hour of fun improv games and exciting raffle prizes, ending with a surprise appearance by Chicago’s very own Hannibal Buress!
Whom did it benefit?
The future of work belongs to those who possess emotional and social skills, and our program helps teens become more open to working collaboratively, learn to better handle complexity and ambiguity, and be more curious problem-solvers.
What’s our mission?
The mission of the Great Books Foundation is to advance the critical, reflective thinking and social and civic engagement of people of all ages through Shared Inquiry™ discussion of works and ideas of enduring value.
When is the event?
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST
How will this program help students?
Our proven Shared Inquiry discussion methodology will empower teenagers through its emphasis on active listening and understanding various perspectives. The career-focused, practical communication and organizational skills at the core of our program will assist young people in finding employment and seeking higher education. Most crucially, we aim to support underprivileged youth in taking their place as the next generation of community leaders by advocating for educational equity in underserved communities throughout the region.
Speaking and Listening