Teen Ethical Leadership Program

Teens are especially social beings and need safe and creative environments in which to experience relationships. NYSEC offers that opportunity to NYC teens in a number of ways. In the larger Ethical Culture framework, teen gatherings are referred to as YES for Youth in Ethical Societies – or “Yes, you can make a difference!” Once a month, on first Sunday afternoons, teens meet at NYSEC. Monthly Friday evening activities will start in October. They are also invited to attend Sunday morning community gatherings at 11 am and join members for lunch. By arrangement, we also welcome teens to act as helpers for our Sunday morning Ethics for Children programming, thereby earning high school community service credits.

Other opportunities include:

  • Enrolling in our coming-of-age program
  • Organizing a social justice Deed Club in your school
  • Joining NYSEC members in ethical action projects
  • Fields trips

For more information go to our Ethics For Teen Leaders Blog