Touchstones Essential Skills
The Touchstones Method

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 volumes are adapted for grade-level comprehension and aligned to many states’ standards. Touchstones discussions cultivate curious young minds, strengthen civil discourse skills, and prepare students for leadership in the classroom. in their communities, and beyond.

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Touchstones discussions build leadership skills and develop confidence in people of all ages in a range of community groups. Through our community programs, we support veterans, incarcerated individuals, senior citizens, and members of all communities unlock their voices and deepen their connection to one another.

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With our train-the-trainer 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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Our Impact

participants in Touchstones programs globally
Touchstones volumes available
Languages in which we’ve translated our volumes
Countries with Touchstones programs