The purpose of Benjamin Franklin Circles is to unite around two shared goals: Improving ourselves, and improving our world. Through talking about Franklin’s original 13 virtues in the context of the present day, we can commit to making better and more conscious choices about our own behavior and work with others to spread those virtues through acts of kindness and good deeds.
Each month, we'll meet for an hour and a half to discuss one of the virtues. It's modeled after a group run by Ben Franklin called the Junto, a weekly mutual-improvement club made up of individuals with an array of interests and skills. This group led to the creation of public libraries, the volunteer fire department and the post office.