Thursday, July 4, 2013

Summer Academy for High School Students Starts on July 10th! Register Now!

 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.

  • So that we may provide a thorough formation, our preference is for students who can and will commit to attending all, or at least most, of the sessions.
  • An award certificate will be conferred during the last session, which will also serve as a "commissioning ceremony" for these MCFL Ambassadors.

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, MCFL

WEEK 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
                           Family and guests are invited to attend

                           Call to Ambassadorship:  Conferral of Awards and Commissioning as Ambassadors and to
                           view the

                           Movie:  October Baby


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