In a classroom at a Riverton activity center kids are sitting in a “connection circle.” They toss a ball around, and whoever has it has got to say what makes them happiest.
“I’m happiest when I am around my family,” one girl says before bouncing the ball to a boy. “I’m happiest when I’m riding my dirt bike,” he replies.
The idea is that if two kids are happy when they are doing the same thing, they make a connection. It wouldn’t feel out of place at an alternative high school–it’s actually an alternative to juvenile detention.