At TheInnerRevolution.Org, we have a group called Inner Revolutionary Families. We have adopted the Unleashing Power of Kids: Mobilizing Them Through Fitness, Cooperation, Service & Thought campaign, and as part of this campaign, we are reaching out to schools and community groups to invite them to incorporate some or all of the elements of Super Supportive Sundays in their organizations, or to co-host events with us at their location or ours.
Super Supportive Sundays started in the fall of 2015 and emphasizes Fitness, Cooperation, Service & Thought. Fitness can include dance, cooperative games or other forms of physical exercise. And service includes anything from helping the homeless to visiting hospitals, to tutoring one another, to helping combat global warming, to the many forms of service we’ve never even thought of. We also encourage kids to cross-pollinate, visiting with communities of different ethnic, economic or religious backgrounds, playing with other kids or just having new and different experiences. Cooperative games can be learned or discovered. In fact, we encourage the kids themselves to actively participate in the development of these programs, with us helping keep them on track with the principles of our campaign.
In addition to participating in cooperative fitness and service activities, we are encouraging thought in a number of ways. Kids are encouraged to talk about their concerns about the world. But, even more specifically, we are all encouraged to think about and discuss how we’re feeling about what we’re doing. For example, prior to our activities, we discuss how we feel about the activities planned for the day. After the activities, we talk about our experience. Some kids might feel really upset by hanging out with people in the hospital or volunteering at a homeless shelter, and that is discussed. Some talk about feelings of competitiveness that come up and why. Kids end up also talking about what they’re seeing at home or in their world and how that’s impacting them. Everyone is encouraged to share, and at the same time we also continue to come back to the goals of encouraging Fitness, Cooperation, Service & Thought and what might be getting in the way of them. In this way we are encouraging kids to think critically, while simultaneously helping them think in paradigms that are not commonly taught.
There are several ways you can be involved and that you can support this program:
Some Things You Can Do:
- Contact Ann Brennan (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re interested in starting a group in your area, co-hosting an event with us in North County San Diego, bringing the principles and activities of Super Supportive Sundays into your group or organization, or to explore other possibilities. Ask Ann to our you to our newsletter specifically for this program.
- Pass this page on to your friends personally or via Facebook or other social sites. Just click on any of the buttons at the top of this page.
- Watch a 20-minute video by our founder Beth Green on Unleashing the Power of Kids, which gives an overview of the campaign. Talk about it, “Like” it, share it and make comments on our Facebook page.
- Sign up for our newsletter for monthly updates.
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