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 was respect for January, responsibility for February, teamwork for March, kindness for April, gratitude for May, empathy for June, perseverance for July, and integrity for August.
Month of September
Value of the Month:
Leadership. I give a good example so that others will follow me.
Why this Value is Important:
The children of La Limonada are the future leaders of their community – by setting a positive example for others, they can create positive change.
Examples of this Value:
Children will read and discuss the lives of various leaders, describing their leadership qualities and abilities.
A leader must have love in one hand and justice in the other hand to embrace the weak.
Proverbs 11:14, Hebrews 13:7
– Katie Hoiland, with curriculum provided by Daniela Lombardo