Our mindfulness program will be the week of July 8-12 2024 at the United Parish of Auburndale in Newton, MA. Our hours are from 9am-3pm Monday-Friday. Children bring their own lunch and are provided a healthy snack. Children ages 6-11 are welcome to enroll in the program. We have full and partial scholarships for ALL families that have financial need. All donations to Agape are tax-deductible. Children ages 12-15 are welcome to apply to be Counselors in Training (CITs) and ages 16-adult are welcome to apply to be counselors for the program. Reach out to Rachel (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tara (email@example.com) with any questions or concerns. ¡También hablamos español!
A sample day for children includes an opportunity to engage age-appropriately in varied forms of mindfulness, including discovering nature, making music, art, crafting, theater, and creative forms of mindfulness. Staff and guest presenters share mindful practices such as movement yoga, mindful walking, mindfulness of feelings and emotions, and storytelling. Children are taught mindfulness tools for how to hold peace in challenging or frightening situations. And of course, there are ample opportunities throughout the day for mindful games, fun, and play!
This Agape program is thanks to the support of a “Faith in Our Future” grant from the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ. Agape is grateful to offer resources to children and youth to help ground and center in the beauty of the present moment amidst the chaos of daily life.
Agape is a community of “contemplatives in action.” Prioritizing the contemplative dimension of spirituality through mindfulness and meditation, Agape seeks to be of service through offering mindfulness and meditation workshops and trainings in a variety of settings in Waltham and beyond.
English Form: https://forms.gle/ccc4WWLhGvVNK81bA
Staff Application: https://forms.gle/Tqc81NGtsCRC5kXo8