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 January
Value of the Month:
Respect. I treat others the way I would like to be treated.
Why this Value is Important:
Respect is the foundation of all the values. We must have respect for ourselves and others as we develop positive character.
Examples of this Value:
Children will practice showing respect as they learn the classroom rules and routines.
Love and respect for others are demonstrations of this value.
Genesis 1:27-31, Leviticus 19:32-34, Psalms 8, Isaiah 5:8, 1 Peter 3:9-12
Katie Hoiland, with curriculum provided by Daniela Lombardo