Massachusetts Citizens for Life Summer Academy, 2013
Rising 9th – 12th Grade Students – West Warren
The goal of the sessions is to form and engage high school students as workers in the pro-life movement. More specifically and immediately, we intend these students to become Ambassadors of MCFL in their respective schools, churches, or homeschooling communities during the 2013-2014 school year, as both a leaven and liaison in their respective pro-life clubs.
In order to present a thorough overview of the main life issues, the pro-life movement, and the various ways that these students can and should get involved, we will hold eight weekly sessions. With the exception of the first and last, sessions will normally consist of a 45 minute expert presentation of content, and a 45 minute interactive workshop, with 30 minutes allotted at the beginning for informal fraternizing over pizza and soft drinks.
Dates: Wednesdays, July 10– Aug 14
Place: St Stanislaus Hall, 2270 Main St., West Warren, MA
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuition: Free for pro-life high school students
WEEK 1: Wednesday, July 10
Topic: Prenatal Development and Abortion – how to share this information with your friends
Linda Thayer, MCFL Vice-President of Education
WEEK 2: Wednesday, July 17
Topic: Legislative Process and specific legislation in Massachusetts, meet local legislators
Eva Murphy, MCFL Legislative Director, State Representatives Todd Smola and Peter Durant
Topic: How to start and maintain a Pro-Life Youth Group in your school or church
Matt Hanafin, MCFL Director of Outreach
WEEK 3: Wednesday, July 24
Topic: Consequences of Abortion – personal testimony. Pro-life counseling and Pregnancy Resource Centers
Cori Connor-Morse and local pregnancy counselors
WEEK 4: Wednesday, July 31
Topic: End of Life Issues and Euthanasia, Cyril Shea, MD
Topic: Doctor-Prescribed Suicide, Jamie Brunault, Regional Coordinator, MCFLWEEK 5: Wednesday, August 8
Topic: Moral questions in the areas of life and reproduction, Katie Elrod, Educator
Topic: Ethical Questions at the end of life, Margaret Bradford, Educator
WEEK 6: Wednesday, August 14
Call to Ambassadorship: Conferral of Awards and Commissioning as Ambassadors and to
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Summer Academy for High School Students Starts on July 10th! Register Now!
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