The Episcopal Church has developed a Christian formation program specifically for youth called Dismantling Racism: A Youth Curriculum. Mary Beth Abplanalp is certified to teach this 6-session curriculum designed to help middle and high school youth and their parents have conversations about race, become allies, and build relationships to address systemic racism in their context. The goal is to help youth connect their faith with racial healing in our communities.
St. James’s will offer this 6-session program bi-weekly on Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. this winter to any youth in grades 6-12. Students must be accompanied by at least one parent. All sessions will be offered virtually via Zoom. Please note the program builds on previous sessions so if you miss a session, you’ll need to discontinue the course and participate again the next time it is offered, which we hope is at least once annually.
Program Dates: Sundays at 6:30 p.m. on January 10, January 24, February 7, February 21, March 7, and March 21, 2021.
Participation cost: $15 for student workbook
Register online by January 3, 2021 at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScCFL3EjwzL_S-UwMEGMjVLx201DKi0uXldiK7UN3JDdxC9gw/viewform?usp=sf_link