Kickstarting One of Life's Most Important Conversations

Healthy relationships are essential to life success, yet few people ever receive formal skills training that helps establish and nurture them well. Ready2Relate is here to start the conversation and help students better understand how the quality of their relationships impacts the quality of their life.


The Focus of R2R Content

Communication Skills
  • Learning reliable and effective communication techniques
  • Outlining the benefits of asking for help
  • Navigating relationships among diverse generational experiences
Conflict Resolution
  • Negotiating toward respectful outcomes for all parties involved
  • Skills for feeling heard and validated
  • Expressing and establishing emotional safety and freedom
Financial Literacy
  • Increasing knowledge around finances
  • Looking at long term planning benefits
  • Visualizing the future
Stress and Anger
  • Learning to balance heavy burdens
  • Tools to help manage extreme pressure
  • Developing awareness around media influence
Discussion and Negotiation
  • Exploring the role and character traits of a leader
  • Acquiring and practicing refusal skills
  • Best practices for elevating respect over being right
Intimacy and Affection
  • Understanding 6 types of connection
  • Differentiating between love and infatuation
  • Exploring the best way to fuel your heart
Marriage Knowledge
  • Defining differences between cohabitation and marriage
  • Demonstrating the impact of commitment
  • Visualizing traditions around lifetime committed partnership

Core R2R Objectives

Short Term
  • Improved healthy relationships skills
  • Progress towards economic stability
Long Term
  • Increased family functioning
  • Increased adult & child well being
  • Increased economic mobility

What Students are Saying

What I liked best about the Ready2Relate program was how we learned the differences between multiple relationships and love and friendship.
November 15, 2021
R2R Program Participant
I liked having the time to connect with my peers and hearing advice from another experienced adult.
November 15, 2021
R2R Program Participant
I loved how everyone was able to connect and have this safe, fun space where we can all learn and be comfortable and be vulnerable.
November 15, 2021
R2R Program Participant

Ready2Relate Project Staff

Lynn Price
Project Director

Mandee Mramor
Project Facilitator

Holly Smiekel Hoff
Project Facilitator

Chip Albertson
Project Facilitator

Alejandra Nieland
Project Facilitator

R2R is a benefit to Health, Family and Consumer Sciences, PE and Leadership Classes.

Bring Ready2Relate program to your classroom! Deliver a program to your students with a purpose – give your students an opportunity to develop the skills needed to better their relationships.

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