Ethics For Children, Tweens & Teens

Here, young humans empower their ethical development, create life-long freindships, and stand up with care and courage for a GOOD WORLD in action.

Fall Season Ahead

Young Ethical Explorers Fall Season 2017

Sept.-Dec. 2017
Send RSVPs or Inquiries to
Inviting all NYC Humanist Families:  New comers are most welcome. 
Suggested donation for participation is a voluntary contribution for visitors, and free for NYSEC members. 
New Parents are asked to please commit to attending a NYSEC Newcomers event. 

Ongoing on Sundays
Ethics for Children
11am, 4th floor:  Arrival. All gather with the ETHICAL community on the 4th floor.  
For community greeting and music:  
• 11:15 -- Children will go upstairs for an independent project of friendship, creativity and deed
-Teens may enjoy volunteering with the children for "community service"
(Contact to arrange this) 
• Adults and teens may choose to experience the Morning Meeting.  
• Pick-Up At 12:30 on the 5th floor or on the Playground (weather permitting) 
• Families are welcome to join the community for lunch, for a small $ contribution
• Children and teens always eat for free!
FAMILY PLAYGROUND TIME:  12:30-2pm, open play with parents collaborating as "playground monitors"

Special Fall Season Focus:  "STORY-PLAY" 
Thematic sessions invite children to face story-based ethical dilemmas, as they are supported in conveying their ideas on paper, and transforming  them into presentation. The goal is to grow a community of young ethical writers whose prose and poetry will take on the big social and environmental issues of their time.  
1st and 2nd Sundays are lead by Guest-teacher Deepali Srivastava, founder of Writefully Ours 
Other sessions are led by organizer, Audrey Kindred, with special guests and themes.

Special Outreach Themes for October's 
Halloween Season -- Free and Open to the Public! 
October 15th, 11am:
"gRRReen" -Mask & Costume Making from recycled materials --
                    Join the movement to make Halloween "Green" !!!

Oct. 22nd, 11am:
Zombie Research Society! 

October 29th, 11am: 
Happy Bones Festival
-- bring a picture & story of an ancestor to this fusion-style "dia de los muertos"

Later in the Season, special events at 11am include:  
November 19, GooD: Gratitude & Deed Festival
December 17, Winter Festival

Coming in the Fall Season:
TEENS CONVENE!  RSVP and bring your friends to
for TEEN OPEN SPACE ~ First Sunday afternoons of each month, 1-3pm ~ Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3. 
         Nov. 10-12 (preregister at  REGISTER NOW! 

Meets second Sundays: 
Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10. 

Register for 
starting in January 2018
(suggested ages 10-12) 
(Suggested time: 3rd Sundays at 11-12:30) 
"Changing Brains... Changing Bodies" 
A mini-course about CHANGING! gently weaving understandings from biology, neurology & psychology into a supportive experience of the changes experienced in youth. 

VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION FAR AND WIDE:  September 9-24:  DEEDS by Ethical Explorers
All ages are welcome to participate in the ETHICAL TEAM of the Global Unity Compassion Games, where “survival of the kindest “ fosters  “Building Bridges!”

Dreamy Night at Ethical!

We had a wonderful sleep over on the Ethical Rooftop this summer! 
We had a roof top potluck dinner, 
hide and seek with Felix Adler himself! 
down in the great hall where he once gave the great speeches at the root of our organization,
Dream Catcher Art, 
Tent building adventures,
A lullaby circle with special guests including Simba from BSEC
A good night's sleep,
Morning yoga,
Waffles and fruit for breakfast,
Morning Sand Mandala collaborations,
It was great fun for all ages!  Thanks to those who came! 
And made this Ethical Dream come true!