We are excited to be launching the Second Pilot Year of our “Humanist Learning Lab”, which is a Humanist “Sunday School” for kids, teens, and families.
The Learning Lab provides children and adolescents with an inclusive space to learn in a secular setting about what it means to be a moral citizen. Our goal is to create a safe environment for youth to explore their identities as critical thinkers and as compassionate, community-minded participants in our diverse world.
Although this is still a pilot year, we have come far in our programming and planning. Here is what we know:
1) It will be held on the second Sunday of the month during the months of September, October (13th), November (10th), December (8th), February (9th), March(9th), April (13th) and May(11th) from 10:30AM-12:30PM.
2) We have amazing teachers who are experts on humanism.
3) We will have additional activities planned, including volunteer days and other events, many of the events coordinated with our Values in Action program.
4) We will have dedicated space at our new location with specifically designed classrooms in Harvard Square starting this Winter.
5) We have dedicated, highly qualified staff and volunteers making sure that the program is as fantastic as possible (read their bios here)
6) We will be focusing on teaching our students the HCH Learning Lab Curriculum (1), designed by experts in pedagogy and specifically created for HCH Learning Lab.
We want to hear from you! If you want to get involved in this project in anyway, or just want to put in your two cents, please email Vanessa Zoltan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please donate to our program! Our program relies entirely on your donations.
To read some more about humanistic literature, check out Global Books Foundation:
It is a great non-profit organization founded by Denise van Dijk in the Netherlands with the mission to stimulate intercultural understanding and preserving cultural heritage by publishing local folk tales from all over the world in a children’s book line. The proceeds of the books are donated to the education sector of resource poor communities, especially communities where the stories originate from. This is done through a scholarship fund for students with a poor social-economic background and by supporting schools and libraries with necessary school materials in resource poor settings.