SUNDAY ETHICAL EDUCATION FOR KIDS (SEEK)
The Ethical Society Mid Rivers continues to host weekly meetings. In accordance with CDC recommendations our meeting space is closed to the public, and we are presenting our platforms digitally. Unfortunately, we have had to temporarily suspend our Sunday school, SEEK.
In our Sunday school, SEEK, we guide young people from early childhood through their late teens in the thoughtful exploration of the many ways people make sense of the world around them. We examine a wide variety of the world's religious traditions, including the one that brings us together - Ethical Humanism. We get our hands dirty observing the natural world as we learn how to protect and preserve it. We learn lessons through songs, plays, field trips, discussion, and more.
However we're leaning, SEEKers are challenged to think carefully about ways to contribute to a more loving and ethical world community, and then to act on those values!
Kids meet with a parent educator in a one-room-schoolhouse setting, with the older kids helping the younger SEEKers to learn. Lessons occur at the same time as the adult platform.
GREAT RESOURCES FOR RAISING COMPASSIONATE, ETHICAL KIDS
Our kids, ages 8-17 are eligible to attend Camp Quest–a traditional sleepaway summer camp experience with a wide range of activities, including sports, crafts, games, swimming and campfires. In addition, Camp Quest offers educational activities focused on critical thinking, ethics, scientific inquiry, philosophy and comparative religion.
YES CONFERENCE FOR TEENS
Each year our teen members have the opportunity to attend the Youth of Ethical Societies (YES) Conference. YES brings together teens from Ethical Societies across the country. Open to teens in grades 9-12, the conference provides an opportunity to meet with other humanist youth to discuss our place in the world, issues that affect us, and how we can be a part of important solutions. Together we enjoy a full weekend of discussion, brainstorming, performance, ceremonies, campfires, and bonding. Each conference revolves around a theme.
SEEK CORE VALUES