American Values Are

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Promoting nonpartisan dialogue on

the values that shape and sustain our democracy


the habits that may lead us astray:

Teach The Next Generation

Teach The Next Generation: How do we teach active and engaged citizenship? By building relationships, sharing experiences and genuinely listening.  Dialogue helps us through this process while also helping to build critical thinking skills. Here is a presentation we have used for training Americorps workers in St. Louis.  Take a look and let us know what you think.

Help build and test a model for intergenerational dialogue.  If you use our guides, write and let us know about your experience.


Website Updates!

We are sponsoring a video series on Civility and Civil Dialogue for the American Bar Association's Mediation Week.  A description for each video, a link for viewing, and discussion questions are available at the blog for buildingdialogue and all of the videos can be viewed at VTC Stream.

Our latest guides are available on the web or you can order a copy for your own group.

Take a look at our newest guide, Interdependence... IS an American Value®.

We are working to provide updates for all of our discussion guides. The updates are added as we finish them, and can be used just like our guides. Stay tuned for more!