At Touchstones, we develop discussion curricula and partner with schools, community organizations, businesses, and governments to run discussion programs that build the collaboration, communication, and leadership skills essential for a more inclusive world. Our workshops and train-the-trainer approach support discussion leadership capacity.

Touchstones Essential Skills
The Touchstones Method


Touchstones materials are adapted for grade-level comprehension and focus on specific skills that students develop at different points in their lives. Touchstones discussions cultivate curious young minds with elementary volumes, support the continued development of the Essential Skills in lifelong learners, and have a meaningful impact on everyone in between.

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Touchstones staff and volunteers develop leadership skills and confidence in people of all ages in a range of community groups. Through our community programs, we help veterans, incarcerated individuals, senior citizens, and members of all communities find their voice and deepen their connection to one another.

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With our train-the-teacher technique, Touchstones empowers discussion leaders to facilitate inclusive and meaningful discussion in their communities. We offer virtual and in-person workshops and in-service training for teachers and volunteers tailor-made to their needs.

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