Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Sing to the Power: A Social Justice Program for Children Grades 4-5

Leader Guidelines

As you adapt sessions to fit your resources and the needs of the group, take care to preserve the intent of a session and its purpose in the overall program.

Read each session at least several days before leading it. Get a feel for it, do a little extra research if your curiosity strikes, and follow your interests.

Preparing with co-leaders is very important. Set up the meeting room, ensure that the materials and equipment are ready, and be very familiar with the session. Do the Spiritual Preparation together, or take a moment before children arrive to share briefly about your expectations for the session.

Share with co-leaders what you know about particular children's family situations and personal sensitivities as they are relevant to a session's topics. For example, if a child's family is facing homelessness and the story for the day centers on a UU community's actions to combat homelessness, both you and the child may encounter an unintended learning experience. Communicate with the other leaders on your team and be ready.