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!
The value of the month was respect for January, responsibility for February, teamwork for March, kindness for April, gratitude for May, empathy for June, perseverance for July, integrity for August, and leadership for September.
Month of October
Value of the Month:
Citizenship. I want to make a difference in my community and in the world.
Why this Value is Important:
The children of La Limonada must understand that they are citizens of Guatemala and of the world. They can contribute to a greater movement of peace and justice.
Examples of this Value:
Children will learn about young children who are making changes in Guatemala and around the world.
Proverbs 11:11, Romans 13:1
– Katie Hoiland, with curriculum provided by Daniela Lombardo