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 through action.

Fall Season Ahead

Young Ethical Explorers Fall Season 2017: 


Send RSVPs or Inquiries to
Inviting all NYC Humane Families:  
New comers are most welcome. 

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.


October 8th  ~
"Be the Change You Wish to See in the World"  -- Gandhi.
Join the movement to make Halloween "Green" !!!

Oct. 15th, 11am:
Group A:  "Writefully Ours" with children over 6.
Group B:  "gRRReen" -Mask & Costume Making from recycled materials -- you may enjoy bringing egg cartons, tubes, old fun clothes for cutting into new purpose.
Oct. 22nd, 11am:
Zombie Research Society!
Yoga's corpse pose is a resting technique of letting go.  We'll take it for an energizing connection to seasonal themes of our skeleton bones, blood, heart, brain and feeling.  We'll "zombie out" and then recharge batteries to reinvigorate our bodies and brains!  We'll use the zombie study to ask what does it mean to FEEL alive! This is a playful exploration of heavy themes.  We'll all get membership cards for the Zombie Research Society!

October 29th, 11am: 
Happy Bones Festival
-- bring a picture & story of an ancestor to this fusion-style "dia de los muertos"  
We'll have a DAY OF THE DEAD to stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. This is a celebratory connection to 'roots' and an exploration of ancestry.

November 5th
"Writefully Ours!"

November 12
"Writefully Ours! 
November 19
GooD: Gratitude & Deed Festival

No session on November 26th
Giving Thanks.

Dec. 3
"Writefully Ours"

Dec. 10
"Writefully Ours"

December 17, Winter Festival

Resuming in the New Year on January 7th.

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!”
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"

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