Modeled after the Aspen Institute Executive Seminar which has been convening leaders from around the world for more than 65 years, this four-day seminar is dedicated to enhancing critical thinking, problem solving and leadership skills for middle school students living in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Institute’s proven method of text-based dialogue offers participants a neutral forum in which to think about what is important to them against the backdrop of timeless human values. Participants emerge from the seminar with a new perspective as they navigate their lives as teenagers.
In a setting conducive to conversation, this seminar convenes a diverse group of 28 students for lively discussions led by an expert moderator. Classic and contemporary readings are the springboard to conversations in which the questions posed by the group are frequently as illuminating as the varied, timeless wisdom of the texts.
By invitation only. Students are chosen by their respective school officials.