Conversation Starters for Families

Sometimes, for families with teens, conversations around life after high school can feel stressful.  We developed this deck of cards in partnership with student and adult leaders at Challenge Success, to help families make slight but intentional shifts in how they discuss life after high school.  This deck is an opportunity for honesty and recalibration between parents and teens…literally, a chance for each to “show their hand,” and “lay all the cards on the table.”  This is also an excellent (and free) resource for grandparents or other family members, educators, youth leaders, clergy, teachers or college guidance counselors.  Inspired by Jewish wisdom, we hope that these conversation starters will offer healthy and productive ways of discussing the college admissions process and other post-secondary choices.

Want to learn more? Take a look at our instruction booklet to get a better sense of how to use the cards to start your conversation.

Already have a set of cards? We’d love to hear about your experience using them. Please complete the form below and let us know what you think.

Virtual College Road Trip

Spring 2020 marked our very first virtual college road trip. The positive response and active participation exceeded expectations. Join us on this journey offering student-led virtual campus tours, information sessions with college admissions staff and onsite Hillel professionals with real insights on Jewish campus life, webinars, workshops and more. We look forward to seeing you on the road.