YOUTH PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Children are not “empty vessels,” but full expressions of Spirit waiting to be revealed. At Center for Spiritual Living we teach our youth to believe in themselves and trust their own intuition and wisdom. We provide them with a safe and nurturing environment to explore their spirituality and to gain a foundation of values using Science of Mind principles. We encourage our youth to develop a personal relationship with Spirit through the practices of:

  •Affirmations
  •Meditation
  •Arts, Crafts and Music
  •Service and Community

OUR CURRICULUM

Science of Mind principles form the basis of our youth curriculum. We teach children that Spirit manifests in and through all of creation. They learn how they can interact with Spirit as a co-creative partner. Our youth program present great ways to grow and nurture the innate curiosity and keenness that exists in our youth.
Key principles taught at CSL are:

  • Core Values
  • Life Skills and Strategies
  • Problem Solving
  • Making Good Choices
  • Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem

OUR CLASSES

Nursery (Newborn to 3 years)
We provide childcare service for infants and toddlers. We believe seeds of spirituality can be planted even in the early years. Our volunteers provide a loving
environment for babies and toddlers that supports their natural creativity.

Youth (4 to 12 years)
Our youth classes are all about learning in a fun and loving environment. We teach children to form an inner connection with Spirit. We work with them to develop character traits such as compassion toward others, creativity, respect and integrity.

Teen Program
Our teen program focuses on teaching them to understand their unique ability to create their own experience. As their bodies go through changes, so do their minds. We encourage and teach rites of passage into adulthood so they can make the transition from child to adult smoother. We also incorporate the use of technology and apps for smart phones to help them develop a daily spiritual practice.

Youth and Family Services- October Curriculum

October 7 – God is the ONLY Source for Good
Today we learn to understand how small acts of kindness have a ripple effect that can change the world. Although we may miss some opportunities we can pay-it-forward the next time now that our hearts understand more about how kindness moves forward.

October 14 – Your Soul Operates with Integrity
How could you show someone how you feel without using words? Today we’ll reinforce big ideas such as communication, effort, perseverance, and overcoming obstacles.

October 21 – Find Something To Give First
Is it possible to Color Your World with Kindness? Today we’ll learn how paying it forward makes the world a more colorful and brighter place to live in.

October 28 – You Have to Take the First Step
Pay it Forward kindness is when you are kind to someone with nothing expected back. You may not know this person but you choose to be kind in hopes that you can make them a little happy and then they will be kind to someone else. Sometimes you are kind to others who are not kind in return.