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2019-2020 class video

Our Programs

Art, Service projects, theatre, music, games, scavenger hunts, conversation & ethics. That is right – Ethics!

Our Ethics for Children program offers a fun, safe, interactive learning environment for kids to explore important topics that affect their lives, fostering empathy and a deeper understanding of self and others. We use art, theatre, games, stories, music, discussion, reflection, and action to empower students to make a difference in their world.

Our program does not impose a fixed set of values or beliefs. Rather our goal is to provide a forum where students can identify their own values, expand their knowledge and gain skills essential to developing and following their own moral compass and voice.

This winter we are offering a hybrid program. In addition to virtual classes on zoom, students will have the opportunity to put ethics into action with monthly in-person* service events. Students will also receive a ‘Care kit’ of supplies to be used for in-class activities.

Each virtual class will feature one of the 5 major principles of our program: Care for the self, family, community, earth, and world. As the program progresses, we will customize the curriculum guided by student interest. Previous lessons have included topics such as rising sea levels, ableism, animal welfare, educational access & emotional self-care. Service activities will be likewise influenced by student passion.

Not sure if this program will be a good fit for your learner? We encourage you to contact us by clicking here with questions or to arrange a virtual visit to a class.
To sign up, visit: https://efc2022.eventbrite.com

All classes are Mondays :

3:30 to 4:30pm – Growing Ethics (ages 7-10yo)
Teacher Angel Thompson

5:00 to 6:00pm Living Ethics (ages 10-14)
Teacher Laura Borgwardt

Our Hybrid Schedule:

Sunday 9 – In Person Service – SERVICE TBD
Monday 17 – No class (MLK Jr)
Thursday 20 – Evening Family Art Event
Monday 24 – Online – Care for Self
Monday 31 – Online – Care for Family

Monday 7 – Online – Care for Community
Sunday 13 – In Person Service Day – SERVICE TBD
Monday 21 – No Class (Winter Break)
Monday 28 – Online – Care for World

Monday 7 – Online  – Care for Earth
Sunday 13 – In-Person Service Day – SERVICE TBD
Monday 21 – Online – We Care a Lot

To sign up, visit: https://efc2022.eventbrite.com

*Masking and social distancing for in-person events will be in accordance with host protocols as well as the latest CDC and NYC Safety regulations and guidelines.

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Individual Sessions: $150.00 (per 10 class session).
Scholarships are available. Please visit https://bsec.org/scholarshipapp/ to learn more.

Angel Thompson is an artist, writer, educator, and mother. She has a background in visual arts, including an Integrative Arts degree from Penn State University. She has over 10 years of teaching experience, working with families and children of all ages throughout NYC. As an instructor, she is passionate about instilling her students with the skills they need to share their inherent creativity and voice. She is a strong proponent of service-learning and volunteerism. She believes that facilitating experiences for youth where their principles can become action is essential to developing a life of agency for the greater good.


Laura Borgwardt is an actor and teaching artist, with a BFA in acting from Syracuse University. She is a co-founder of CO/LAB Theater Group, a nonprofit organization for actors with developmental disabilities. She teaches theater residencies in NYC public schools with ArtsConnection and has taught with the Stuttering Association for the Young, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, among others. Laura loves working with young people and seeing where their awesome creativity and capacity for empathy can lead us. She lives in Brooklyn with her pup Edith Ann, an adorable Jack Russell Terrier who frequently co-teachers her online classes.

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The video below is from one of our classes during our end of year ceremony: