Families of NYC youth are invited to enroll their children in our coming-of-age program, whose guiding principle is to provide a safe and creative environment and grounding so that every individual can blossom within community. Coming-of-age is traditionally a young person's transition from childhood to adulthood. The age at which this transition takes place varies in society, as does the nature of the transition. It can be a simple legal convention or can be part of a ritual as practiced in many societies and religions. In our diverse community, we welcome young people who are looking for an opportunity to mark their life-path with a process and celebration focused on self-inquiry and world awareness, personal responsibility and community service. In recognition that children mature at different rates, the age range is relatively wide. We meet with children and parents to determine when a child is ready. The curriculum is geared to the needs of the individual and family. With a humanist anchor, we will explore a world of ideas and values together. Go to our Coming of Age Blog for more details.
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The New York Society for Ethical Culture is a humanist community dedicated to ethical relationships, social justice, and environmental stewardship. Entry to our 100-year-old building and meeting rooms is wheelchair accessible. For events in our Auditorium and Social Hall, please call ahead (212-874-5210 x 121) and plan to arrive one hour before start time.