I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
It is with great excitement and honor that PERMIE KIDs unites with the Center for Youth and Community to forge a unique partnership to be part of writing a new educational story that can change the future for our children and the planet. The story is called “Youth and community development through rites of passage. It informs and guides us to move from “what’s my story” and “what’s your story” to “what’s our story” that is co-created through conversations between youth and their community in a whole systems approach for learning and living together.
It is my pleasure to tell you about a new course offered by Dr. David Blumenkrantz for those who want to learn about youth and community development through rites of passage. Join David, Jen, and others from around the world for an online emergent design experience in which we will explore the language of and consciousness for youth and community development through rites of passage starting September 21st.
The time of transition from childhood to adolescence is ripe for initiation and helping all our children remember their deep connection with and love for the earth. A consciousness of permaculture will expand into more wide spread actions when we provide community based and culturally relevant rites of passage. Informed by 50 years of exploration capturing 50,000 years of human history the Center for Youth & Community has been planting seeds for this consciousness to take hold in communities.
If you enjoy this podcast and think to yourself, “Yeah, I’d be interested in buying Jen a cup of coffee while hanging out talking about issues like this,” consider joining our community. For about the price of a cup of coffee, you can become a member. The solution, the only ethical solution, is to take responsibility for ourselves and our children, to paraphrase Bill Mollison. Taking responsibility in learning and life begins within and spirals out to the world around us. It means valuing each individual, recognizing intrinsic worth, and trusting that we each can find and forge our own path that nourishes life, in our own time and in our own way.
You have knowledge, skills, and experiences right now that are of value. If you have gifts and passions that you want to share through a work-share-learn exchange, that is not only welcomed but encouraged. Together, we can network and support each other in our individual and community journeys. Become part of the solution. Empower the educator within and let’s work with our children to make this world a better place.
In this show I cover:
- Partnership with the Center for Youth and Community
- Youth and Community Development: Changing Consciousness
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Edge Alliance Opportunities
Friday, August 13, 2015 from 7:00-8:00 pm (EST): What is Educational Design? – Register and join us!
Monday, August 31, 2015 from 7:00-8:00 pm (EST): What is Youth and Community Development: Change of Consciousness? – Register and join us!
Upcoming Series: Exploring Permaculture through the Arts – Lorina Harris will guide us through an exploration of how the framework of permaculture is infused in the visual arts. Registration will open soon. This series will take place Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. (EST) on the following dates: September 15 and 29, October 13 and 27, November 10 and 24, December 8 and 22, January 5 and 19, February 2 and 16, March 1, 15 and 29, and April 12 and 26.
Upcoming Series: What’s Home? Outdoor Place-Based Nature Study – In this Edge Alliance series led by Lisa Kohlhepp we will focus on seasonal exploration and inquiry to help children connect with their place and time (through the eyes of Mother Earth). Registration will open soon. This series will take place the second Sunday each month from 8:00-9:00 p.m. (EST) on the following dates: September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13, January 10, February 14, March 13, April 10 and May 8.
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