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Youth Program Classes

Nursery (Newborn to 3 years)

We provide childcare service for infants and toddlers. We believe seeds of spirituality can be planted even in the early years. Our volunteers provide a loving environment for babies and toddlers that supports their natural creativity.

Youth (4 to 12 years)

Our youth classes are all about learning in a fun and loving environment. We teach children to form an inner connection with Spirit. We work with them to develop character traits such as compassion toward others, creativity, respect and integrity.

Teen Program

The program focuses on teaching teens to understand their unique ability to create their own experience. As their bodies go through changes, so do their minds. We encourage and teach rites of passage into adulthood so they can make the transition from child to adult smoother. We also incorporate technology and apps for smart phones to help them develop a daily spiritual practice.

Youth Program Curriculum

Science of Mind principles form the basis of our youth curriculum. We teach children that Spirit manifests in and through all of creation. They learn how they can interact with Spirit as a co-creative partner. Our youth program present great ways to grow and nurture the innate curiosity and keenness that exists in our youth.

Key principles taught at CSL are:

  • Core Values
  • Life Skills and Strategies
  • Problem Solving
  • Making Good Choices
  • Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem

Children are not “empty vessels,” but full expressions of Spirit waiting to be revealed. At Center for Spiritual Living we teach our youth to believe in themselves and trust their own intuition and wisdom. We provide them with a safe and nurturing environment to explore their spirituality and to gain a foundation of values using Science of Mind principles. We encourage our youth to develop a personal relationship with Spirit through the practices of:

  • Affirmations
  • Meditation
  • Arts, Crafts and Music
  • Service and Community

 


Meet Kirby!

Kirby Monestime
Youth Director

meet kirby

Kirby Monestime has been attending CSL for almost 3 years now. The CSL community has come to represent a path to love, abundance and spiritual refinement for him. Currently, Kirby is a Director of Marketing and Sales for a Dental Practice Management company. With over 15 years of marketing experience and supporting small and large clients like JPMorgan Chase and American Express, Kirby understands the importance of strong leadership, flexibility, organization and creativity.

Kirby grew up in Long Island NY, yes in the town of Amityville where the famous movie the Amityville Horror was filmed. At a very young age of 12, Kirby became a Junior Vacation Bible School teacher, providing kids ages 3-7 love and support through the creation and delivery of a Bible based curriculum. During his teenage years, he also played various leadership roles in supporting his local church’s Children’s Ministry as well as the Royal Rangers Spiritual Youth program. Kirby has always had a passion for inspiring young adults to live their fullest life.

Kirby relocated from NY to Fort Lauderdale in 2015 after meeting his amazing and loving better half Michael. Together they continue to explore and embrace the science of mind philosophy and teaching. Through volunteering in the CSL Sunday Youth ministry over the last 6 months, Kirby quickly realized that his heart was led to playing a larger role in the CSL community as well as in being a light to the youth in the church as they transform into loving, compassionate, self-fulfilling adults. In his spare time, Kirby works out, enjoys movies and can often be found spending time at home or having others come by for a meal and friendly fellowship. Kirby is excited to embark on this new role of Youth Director and welcomes thoughts, ideas or feedback on how to build a safe, loving and engaging community for our kids.

Youth and Family Services: August Curriculum

August 4th – Are You A Receiver?

Let yourself receive all the good this world has to offer. In this world, there are givers and takers. While it is important to share and be nice to others, it is also important to receive gifts from others. The more you can receive good, the more good you will have to share with others.

August 11th – Taking Is Not Receiving

It is not right to take things from others. When you take something from someone without asking or having it given to you, you create negative energy and it stops you from receiving good in your life.

August 18th – Enabling Is Not Giving

Enabling is when you do something for someone that they can do for themselves. Sometimes when you enable people, you encourage something that is not healthy for their lives. Instead of enabling, give people the gift of love, peace and joy that lives within you.

August 25th – Receive Everything, Decide Later

It is ok to accept a gift of good from others. When you accept a gift from others, you allow them to experience the joy of giving. If there are strings attached later, you have the right to choose if that is the right gift for you or not. When you receive a gift, that at first you think may not be right for you but you give it a chance, you might find that it is just perfect for you.

Affirmation