Summer Programs

The Things We Don’t Say

The Things We Don’t Say - Course Description

Every wonder how to talk about what is going on in the world without getting into an argument? Want to learn more, but don’t know where to start? Looking for ways to get involved but aren't sure how young people can effect change? Bringing with her years of experience in social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion work, as well as her time working in local politics, Dr. Weisberg will explore tips, tricks, and tools for how to talk about the hard stuff, and take action.
Students will discuss current events, the fine art of listening, and how we can get the information we need to have an informed point of view. Using the information we gain, we'll source out ways in which we can take action, and affect meaningful change. With an emphasis on civil discourse and critical thinking, participants will come away with tools to effectively share insights and ideas, and discuss opinions critically. They will also develop a deeper understanding of civic participation and how young people can be the change they wish to see in the world! 
We will also welcome some special guests who will share their experiences and offer up tips, tricks, and advice!

Course Information

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  • Section 1: $400

    July 13th - July 17th
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades 6-8
  • Section 2: $400

    July 20th - July 24th 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades 6-8
Lower School: 11052 Independence Avenue
Middle and Upper School: 20801 Rinaldi Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311  | 818.882.8121
Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located in Chatsworth, California. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles area and the world at large. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture and a family-like environment.