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: April Curriculum

April 7th  – Rest in Openness
We are all powerful beings. We can harness the power we possess by accepting and embracing who we are. This power can reveal itself in the form of talents, strengths and our abilities. Accepting what is and being open to who we are and the talents we possess will give us the power to create and live a happy life.

April 14th  – Act With Kindness
Kindness is a sign of growth and maturity. When we are kind to others, we are kind to ourselves. When we are kind to others, its makes all the difference in the world.

April 21st – Bless Everyone – EASTER SUNDAY
Happy Easter! Today, the children will explore the idea that love is an endless gift. We should always do our best in what we do and love everyone, even those who hurt us or are different then we are. When we do our best and show love and appreciation for others and their talents, the more love we give to ourselves.

April 28th – Disconnect the Dots
Sometimes, we limit ourselves based on labels or others ideas from others about who or what we should be. It is important to take a step back and take a closer look at ourselves. This will help us
to understand more fully who we really are and the value we possess.