Update: We’ve created a separate page for all Humanist Learning Lab news.
The Humanist Community at Harvard is thrilled to announce our plans for a pilot program called the “Humanist Learning Lab” this Fall. If you read about this program in our piece at WBUR.org, or anywhere else, please sign up for our weekly email announcements (in the box to the right of the screen). We’ll be sending out more information over the coming weeks, and seeking feedback from interested families.
Here at HCH, we envision the Humanist Learning Lab as a safe space for children and adolescents to ask big questions and explore what it means to live a good life. While their family members participate in the programming for adults, younger members will be introduced to humanist thought and values through discussions and activities appropriate for their stage of life. Preschool-aged children will learn about key humanist values like compassion, environmentalism, and equality. Older children, in addition to developing critical thinking skills and continuing their investigation of morality will study the history of humanism and important humanist thinkers, allowing them to feel connected to a community heritage as rich as the traditions their friends learn about in church school or Hebrew school. Teenagers will analyze more complex and nuanced ethical issues and dig deeper into specific humanist values such as health and sexuality.
The Humanist Learning Lab, like all Humanist Community Programs, is not funded by Harvard University, but by people who support our vision. Please contact Outreach and Development Manager Sarah Chandonnet (email@example.com) for information about ways to give.