Brought to you by: 

The Acceptance Project (TAP)

& East Stroudsburg University (ESU)

Mission: 

The goal of the focus group is two fold:

  • Increase students' levels of empathy, critical thinking, active listening, confidence, and verbal communication.

  • Institutionlize research driven civil discourse opportunities for high school students.

 

What it is:

High school TAP chapters can take their dialogue efforts to the next level through our new TAP Focus Groups program. Each focus group contains 8-12 students who meet for 90 minute dialogue sessions on a specific subject (race, gender, identity, etc...) over a period of 5-consecutive weeks. Every focus group is mediated by one TAP mediator and one mediator from ESU's Diversity Dialouge Project (DDP). Throughout the program mediators use a series of surveys and testiomonials to measure students' levels of empathy, critical thinking, active listening, confidence, and verbal communication

 

Focus Group Pilot: "TAP into Race

The Stroudsburg High School (SHS) TAP chapter will be hosting the first focus group program titled "TAP into Race." The focus group will take place this spring and will focus on promoting honest, challenging, and uncomfortable dialogue within our SHS about race and racial equity in our community and nation