Conversation starters to learn more about your friends and family

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As the weather starts to cool off and thoughts turn to campfires, cool nights and holiday gatherings, it is a perfect time to gather your family or friends together and learn a bit more about each other. Here are some conversation starters to find some conversation starters to learn some great stories from your family and friends.

  • What is one thing you hope people remember about you?
  •  If you could learn one new skill, what would be it be?
  • Where is one place you have traveled or lived that holds a special memory for you?
  • What is one holiday tradition you enjoy and why?
  • If you could spend more time doing one thing, what would it be?

We would love to hear some of your ideas for future conversation starters, so feel free to e-mail schmid7@illinois.edu or post on our Facebook page other conversation starters to share in the future.

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Judy Schmidt provides leadership to 4-H metro programming in Peoria County. Schmidt joined Extension in 2001, working as a Youth Development Educator at the East Peoria Center and joined the Fulton-Mason-Peoria-Tazewell unit in 2011. Her work focuses on 4-H youth development programming in the local metropolitan area, specifically leading positive youth development initiatives for after-school programs, community groups, 4-H clubs and other youth-serving organizations. Her areas of expertise include positive youth development principles, youth leadership, and work with teens as teachers.

Schmidt attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for her bachelor's degree in psychology and also for her master's degrees in Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a certified facilitator of the Matrixx System/Real Colors program by the National Curriculum and Training Institute.

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