Ready2Relate FAQ's


General Questions

What is the Ready2Relate (R2R) Project?

R2R is a project of The Center for Relationship Education (CRE) based in Denver, Colorado.  Founded in 2003, the mission of CRE is to provide relationship education skills training to everyone.  

Why is the Ready2Relate Project necessary?

Relationship skills are the catalyst for life success.  Whether with friends, family or in dating relationships, students in high school are navigating interpersonal dynamics. They may feel frustrated by conflicting personality styles, stuck without skills for productive discussions, overwhelmed with stress or anxiety, and confused about the difference between love and infatuation.  Ready2Relate topics and activities will equip them with tools to better understand how to succeed in life as they Relate2 others.

Who funds the Ready2Relate Project?

Funding for the project comes from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Children and Families. The Center for Relationship Education received a 5-year grant to serve approximately 1500 high school students each year in Colorado.

What lessons will be taught?

During 12 hours of class time, students will learn relationship skills around the following topics:

  • Communication Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Stress & Anger
  • Discussion & Negotiation
  • Intimacy & Affection
  • Marriage Knowledge
  • Financial Literacy
Who teaches the lessons?

Agency certified Facilitators from The Center for Relationship Education lead the class.  Additionally, classroom educators may also choose to attend training and certification and will join the CRE Facilitator as a Co-facilitator in each class.

How will my students engage in the lessons?

Each student will receive a workbook with activities to engage during class.  Each class energizes students with insightful information, encouraged conversation and fun interaction.

What topics might I expect to discuss with my students as a result of this program?

Please refer to the topics list mentioned previously.  We will encourage the students to share what they learned in each class and at home. 

What perks are offered to my students for participation?

Students may receive three separate incentives based on completion of initial surveys, participation in the R2R Project and attendance at 90% of the class hours. 

What do students have to say about our program?
  • “I learned the differences between multiple relationships like love and friendship.”
  • “Everyone was able to connect and have a safe, fun space where we can all learn and be comfortable.”
  • “I really loved how you took the time to get to know us all personally and created a really positive environment.  I have already used some of the things we learned in class in my relationships and I have noticed they have been healthier since the class started.” 
  • “I feel a lot more confident in my relationships and my preparedness to open up and create more for myself and someone else.”
  • “I learned so much from this class.  You did a great job making thinking about our future less stressful.”