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 July
Value of the Month:
Perseverance. I work hard to achieve my goals.
Why this Value is Important:
Children are encouraged to strive toward personal and academic goals.
Examples of this Value:
With the assistance of their teacher, children will create goals and create a plan to achieve them within a designated timeframe.
Persevering with actions that seek peace and love bring justice for the community.
Luke 18:1-8, Luke 8:4-15, Acts 14:21-25, Romans 5:2-4
– Katie Hoiland, with curriculum provided by Daniela Lombardo