In "Virtue Ethics," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants understand how the use of moderation affects their lives.
Invite youth to take five minutes to journal, using the questions on newsprint as prompts, or to draw or meditate on the questions. While the youth are journaling, you may also offer these prompts: Do extracurricular activities take so much of your free time that you do not spend as much time with family and friends as you would like? Are there substances, such as cigarettes, alcohol or other drugs, or food, with which you overindulge?
After five minutes, ask participants to stop journaling. Invite volunteers to share journal writing to their level of comfort. Remind youth that you are a mandated reporter: If anyone discloses behavior that could be dangerous to themselves or others, you will need to report it.
When sharing is complete or after ten minutes, distribute participants' clipboards, new beads (one per youth), and decorating materials. Invite youth to take the next five minutes to decorate a bead while reflecting upon their personal experiences with moderation. Remind them that this bead will remind them to use moderation.
As participants finish, have them add this bead to the anklet they started in Workshop 1.
If any participant missed Workshop 1, provide them with a clipboard, hemp, a bead for their name bead, and instruction to begin their anklet.
Collect journals, clipboards, and anklet-making materials, and store for the next workshop.
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Last updated on Thursday, March 15, 2012.
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