Middle School Class – Grades 6 – 8
11:30 a.m. only
Curriculum: Heeding the Call – Qualities of a Justice Maker
Heeding the Call is a social justice curriculum that not only explores linked oppressions in our society, but also encourages participants towards personal growth in values that counteract the marginalization of others. Workshops on empathy, courage, abundance, joy, and other qualities ask participants to recognize how these standards can be tools for justice. Additionally, the program includes more concrete tools, such as suggestions on how to be a good ally and tips on the language of conflict resolution. True stories of courage, sacrifice and collaboration, role-plays, games, and a program-long justice project will feed youth’s rising realization that as people of faith we are all called to love justice—not just with our words, but also with our deeds.
11:30 a.m. only
Curriculum: Our Whole Lives for Jr. High (all-year)
Hard copy curriculum in office. Those who opt out or start mid-year can attend the middle school group.
Our Whole Lives is a series of sexuality education curricula for multiple age groups. OWL is a positive, comprehensive, and age-appropriate educational program that promotes sexual health and is informed by the guidelines of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, Our Whole Lives provides not only facts about anatomy and human development, but helps participants to clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality. Once this class begins, it will be a closed class. A separate permission registration form will be offered.
There is a mandatory parent meeting before each class begins.