The academies are more than a safe haven for the children in La Limonada. While we believe it is important to provide a beautiful alternative to the negative influences of gang-ridden streets, we also want to develop the children into flourishing young adults, poised to be the future leaders of a peace-filled community.
One important aspect of our curriculum is value-based character development. The teachers have selected values to highlight each month in their classrooms, along with application activities. Throughout the year, we will be sharing the value of each month, so you can follow along with the lessons your sponsored children are learning! The value of the month for January was respect.
Month of February
Value of the Month:
Responsibility. I understand the results of my actions.
Why this Value is Important:
Children have responsibilities in the academies and with their families. The children work on goal-setting and positive behavior as they learn about the impact of their actions.
Examples of this Value:
Children will practice responsibility as they complete classroom jobs.
Responsibility in the heart creates a love for others and for justice.
Genesis 2:15, Genesis 4, Joshua 1:8, Matthew 16:13-20, Luke 9:2
Katie Hoiland, with curriculum provided by Daniela Lombardo