Month in a Box
Celebrate Young Humanists in honor of International Youth Day
In conjunction with International Youth Day, we’re encouraging humanist groups to honor and celebrate young people in the humanist movement. From developing children’s and family programming to connecting with student groups, there are many ways to help the humanist movement be inclusive and inviting to all ages.
Useful Dates for August
Use the Ten Commitments of Living Humanist Values
The Ten Commitments represent the humanist values we live by each day. Find opportunities to develop discussions and activities around them to encourage each other to ensure “every individual’s worth and dignity is respected, nurtured, and supported.” We also haveThe Ten Commitments for Kids.
Connect with the Secular Student Alliance
Reach out to the Secular Student Alliance to learn how your group can support the next generation of young humanists. Some student organizations may be interested in co-organizing social or service events with your chapter or affiliate. Others may appreciate a fundraiser or other help to provide the resources their school can’t (or won’t).
Get Involved with Camp Quest
Find out about Camp Quest’s work and how you can incorporate their resources into your group’s children’s programming.
Educate Students about Pledge Boycott
Educate students on their right to boycott the Pledge of Allegiance. Divisive religious language must be removed to make this powerful national symbol inclusive of the growing population of nonreligious Americans. More information and resources are coming soon!
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“The young, free to act on their initiative, can lead their elders in the direction of the unknown… The children, the young, must ask the questions that we would never think to ask, but enough trust must be re-established so that the elders will be permitted to work with them on the answers.” – Margaret Mead
“It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather than the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.” – Bertrand Russell
“Children, after all, are not just adults-in-the-making. They are people whose current needs and rights and experiences must be taken seriously.” ― Alfie Kohn