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!
Month of June
Value of the Month:
Empathy. I put myself in the shoes of others, thinking about their feelings and experiences.
Why this Value is Important:
Children can learn to make decisions while thinking about the feelings of others.
Examples of this Value:
Children will discuss real-life situations faced by people in their community, and discuss how they might feel if they were in that position.
The person who has the capacity to connect with the pain of another has the ability to defend justice.
Romans 12:15, Philippians 2:6-8, Galatians 6:2
Katie Hoiland, with curriculum provided by Daniela Lombardo