SUNDAY ETHICAL EDUCATION FOR KIDS (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.
SOURCES BEYOND SEEK
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.
THE ENCAMPMENT FOR CITIZENSHIP
The Encampment for Citizenship (EFC) is a non-profit organization that conducts residential summer programs with year-round follow-up for young people of widely diverse backgrounds and nations. It provides youth with a compelling experience in democratic living, with emphasis on critical thinking and social action.
Through this transformative experience, young people become more informed and sensitive about the key issues of our time and committed to active citizenship and involvement in their community as justice seekers.
YES CONFERENCE FOR TEENS
Our teen members have the opportunity to attend the annual 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