Sunday, November 30, 2014

Participate in a Virtual Program Launch!

Ethical Friends of all ages, 
Please Help Launch the Accelerating Education Initiative (AEI)'s 
Program in Afganistan  with simultaneous broadcast online world wide via Google Hangout on Air.   

Dec. 7th at 12:30pm, 5th floor, NYSEC. 

Visit to support the project of your choice.

Here is a short overview of the AEI:

CharityHelp’s Accelerating Education Initiative is designed to help schools benefit from the rapid growth of free digital educational information and low cost communication technologies.  Since this initiative leverages several major global trends and can be implemented by many organizations simultaneously around the world, we feel the positive social impact of this initiative could become very substantial.  To learn more about it, please see this short video:
We have been active in Afghanistan for more than 10 years and started by supporting orphanages through our partner, the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO).    About 4 years ago, we formed Think Renewables to generate ongoing support for CharityHelp International.  Think Renewables started with creating and selling solar powered computer stations and then more recently, developed a line of  Conferencing eStations.
Paul Stevers, Founder & Chairman
CharityHelp International Inc.
Annapolis, MD 21404
US Cel: +1-617-283-8688

Sunday, October 12, 2014

See you soon! New teen participants always welcome!

Nov. 30 -- 11am -- arrive at 10:30 to help set up! -- Participate in OXFAM Hunger Banquet, 4th floor. RSVP at

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Saturday Eve, OCT 4th at 5pm. A DANCE and PARTY!

New York Society For Ethical Culture's 
Ethics for Teen Leaders AND
Ethics for Children 
offer NYC a great treat!
People of every age in the great NYC diaspora are invited
to enjoy a wonderful evening of creative African dance
 by two international wonder-women of Ethical Culture:

Nina Ndjemba Elemva, 
NYSEC guest teacher of Ethics for Children, NYC
Simba Yangala, 
BSEC's children's teacher of Ethics for Children, Brooklyn


OCTOBER 4th, 5:00 pm
at NYSEC, 2 West. 64th Street, NY at Central Park West
Social Hall - basement floor
Bring Friends and Pot Luck treats!
Entry is free, 
inspired donations are welcome in support of the artists

Please RSVP if you can to

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The morning of the People's Climate March

On September 21, 2014....
Ethical Families & Friends, please gather for People's Climate March
at NYSEC, located at the corner of 64th Street and Central Park West, NYC

We will march with the American Ethical Union (AEU).

Which will march with the community of Humanists
Which will march to the Religion & Spirituality Contingent
Which will march together in the People's Climate March!

"Humanists" gathered in front of NYSEC's building at 10:30 will be greeted by each other and Ethical leaders there. AEU encourages us to wear BLUE.  The young folks encourage us to dress up playfully with the earth's themes and bring awesome signage, etc. There are hopes for children/families to be front and center in the Ethical contingent.

The group will be guided forth on a mini-March of Humanists to a gateway site for the Climate March. Our gateway site is located at 58th street and 8th Avenue.  Here, we will join a diverse array of all other "groups of religion and spirituality" who will be waiting to file into the ever-larger Climate March in an organized and ordered fashion. There will be a multi-religious invocation offered here  which will include The representation of humanism, among many world-visions. 

Deed Club on 9/14/14:  Audrey, Isaiah, Terrie, Favio, Jenna, Cecilia

 There is no pressure on families and young ones in particular to last all day. Some things that would help: small snacks and water, song-games for walking, sharable games for waiting times, small notebooks or books for kids to process their experience. Any other ideas?

Here is a banner made by Teen Deed Club! 
Congratulations for awesome, sincere and creative collaboration!

The Deed Club group plus Nina!

Monday, March 31, 2014


NYC Teens,

Please contact us at Ethics For Teen Leaders:
      -- to arrange your inclusion in upcoming meetings and activities.
      -- if you'd like help to organize a Social Justice DEED CLUB or workshop in your school.
      -- if you'd like to participate in monthly NYSEC DEED CLUB
      -- if you want to join our Coming of Age group
      -- if you want to join our field trips and outings
      -- to share your hopes with us!

In the larger Ethical Culture framework, teen gatherings are referred to as YES, which stands for Youth of Ethical Societies -- or you could think of it as "YES!!!! You can make a difference!"  You are welcome to join the the Teen YES In Deed Club at New York Society For Ethical Culture.
Also, if you are under 17, you may be interested in our Coming of Age program.

People's Climate March
Sept. 14, 2:00-4pm -- an activist craft workshop:  discussion of purpose, preparation of large-puppet costumes and signs for march.  All ages and skill levels welcome. Feel free to bring crafty recycled things -- like old clothing to morph and decorate, etc. Craft stuff also provided. Come have fun! Bring friends! 
Sept. 20, 6:30 -- Saturday evening at Ethical, a great chance to hear from leaders deeply knowledgable about climate issues threatening our planet. RSVP to to attend as a helper & learner -- in exchange, our program will pay your ticket price. We ALSO invite you to SLEEP OVER on our ROOF TOP! 
Sept. 21, The People's Climate March on the United Nations' International Day Peace.  Meet at 10am at NYSEC for prep and bagels and we will head out together. 

Teens are ALWAYS invited to NYSEC's 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning community gatherings at: 2 W. 64th Street, at Central Park West, NYC, 5th floor --
followed by free lunch (free for teens, that is!) and intergenerational discussion.

Once a month, on a Sunday afternoon 2-4pm NYSEC's Teen Deed Club will meet -- please contact us to let us know you would like the details.  Dates for the fall include:  Sept 14 &21, Oct. 19, Nov. 23, Dec. 14. 

COMING OF AGE program:  see

By arrangement (please write to, we also welcome teens at that time to act as helpers in our Ethics For Children's Programming, working with younger children, while earning community service credits.  In particular, we would love help on days of our intergenerational events/festivals at 10am (early arrival for set up), including:
Sept. 21, Nov. 2, Nov. 23, Dec. 21

Things to look forward to this season:
       -- Teen Deed Club 
       -- International Day of Peace
       -- March Against Climate Change
       -- Youth Tour of United Nations
       -- Activist Walks
       -- Ethically DJ-ed Teen Parties
       -- Speed Deed events!
          Lead a deed you are passionate about!  And bring friends!

Contact Teen Advisors to get involved or RSVP at
and request access to our Teen facebook group. Also, visit our Facebook page at: