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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: December Curriculum

A More Ardent Fire, Eknath Easwaran


December 1st – 4 Pillars of Spiritual Life

There is a feeling or a spirit that lives inside each of us. That spirit is called love. It lives right in our hearts. Lean on this spirit of love in your heart to support you in everything you do. Let it heal you when you are sick or make you happy when you are sad. Let it guide you in how you behave at home, school, church and other places so you can live a happy and joyful life.

December 8th – Two Paths To God

There are two paths to God. One path is love and the other path is knowledge & wisdom. When we share love with others and we listen to God, our parents, teachers and loved ones we begin to travel the path of knowledge and wisdom. We can also travel this path when we read books and stories and pay attention to what we are taught. Knowing how to make the right decisions based on what we are taught is wisdom.

December 15th - The Still Mind

Your thoughts, words and actions train your mind. Be consistent and persistent in doing the activities like meditation that train your mind. Remember to do unto others as you would expect them to do unto you. Being kind to others all the time is a great way to keep your mind healthy and wise.

December 22nd - The Faces of Love

Happy Holidays! It is better to give than receive. That is a sign of love at its best. Don’t ask how much you can get from others. Instead, think about how much you can give to others.

December 29th-The Burning Bowl Ceremony

As we prepare to enter into a new Year, now is the time to let go of the past. That means, you should forgive anyone who hurt you, think about how you will do and be the best you can be and create fresh and new ideas to help you live your best life ever.

Nurturing our youth to discover and express
their unique spiritual gifts
through love, acceptance, and Science of Mind principles.

Affirmation