Maria Montessori, Education and Peace
The Summer Reading Program is designed to introduce children to core concepts in human rights (diversity, inclusion, dignity, respect, kindness, empathy, etc.) through stories, art, movement activities, journal drawing and writing, and language stimulation. Gaining an understanding of the vocabulary word “upstander,” participants practice being upstanders through active engagement in the stories read and in the hands-on activities shared.
Participation is FREE and on a first come, first served basis. Past participants receive early registration priority.
Summer 2022 registration information coming soon!
Human Rights for Young Listeners carefully selects books for the Summer Reading Program that introduce children to core concepts in human rights in order to enable them to understand how they should be treated, how they should treat others, and inspire them to be upstanders!
Listen to some of the stories HERE!
The Butterfly Project is a call to action through education, the arts and memorial making. It uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate about the dangers of hatred and bigotry and cultivates empathy and social responsibility. Participants paint ceramic butterflies that are permanently displayed as symbols of resilience and hope, with the goal of creating 1.5 million butterflies around the world—one for each child who perished in the Holocaust, and honoring the survivors.
Stephanie Van Orsow
“Human Rights for Young Listeners” and the “Summer Reading Program” are made possible with support from Together Treasure Valley.