Welcome to the new Galileo Agora Space!

The agora (/ˈæɡərə/; Ancient Greek: ἀγορά agorá) was a central public space in ancient Greek city-states. It is the best representation of a city-state's response to accommodate the social and political order of the polis. The literal meaning of the word "agora" is "gathering place" or "assembly".

What is Galileo's Agora?

Some of the most powerful learning happens when students are learning from their peers and meeting with like-minded groups of people while sharing life experiences.

Galileo Agora is designed to help students have opportunities for socializing and engaging about what they are learning. Students join these spaces to expand their knowledge, discover what their peers are interested in, what projects they are inspired by, what they’re learning about, what challenges they face, and more.

Studies show that when students have access to more adult mentors in their life, they are able to better understand their own future and how to be prepared for what’s next.

Students will have the opportunity to meet for 2 hours on Tuesday and Thursday in Galileo’s public space. There will be multiple room options for students to join and participate in (Arts, Tech, and more!). These spaces will be hosted by Galileo facilitators and accessible from the Galileo Activities calendar.

Additionally, the Agora rooms will be an opportunity for groups to meet and work on boot camp projects or presentations together. Students will also be able to schedule their own Agora room through their Learning Coach with a 1-month commitment (i.e., student-led clubs, games or activities, LXP group meet-ups, etc.).

Students can join the Agora space and explore one room or explore all of the rooms, for a half-hour or the full two hours, as long as they like. They are also able to join Agora spaces in other time zones and no preparation is needed to join. We are excited to offer Galileo students this new space for collaboration, inspiration, and connection!

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