Art, 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 topics that foster empathy, thoughtfulness, and a deeper understanding of self and others. This 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.
Our live Zoom classes are not lecture-based. Quite the contrary! Our classes are filled with art, theatre, games, stories, music, discussion, reflection, and more. Throughout the program, our small interactive online community explores, collaborates, supports, and celebrates their journey together. Each weekly class features one of the 5 major principles of our program: Care for the self, family, community, earth, and world. Our goal is to empower students to make a difference in each of these areas of their lives.
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://efc2021.eventbrite.com
All classes are Tuesdays :
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
Classes will be:
Spring Term 1: March 2, 9, 16, 23 April 6, 13
Spring Term 2 April 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18, 25
Individual Sessions: $75.00 (per 5 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.
Have any questions for us? Please send us a message and we will get back to you right away.
The video below is from one of our classes during our end of year ceremony: