[Ansteorra] Youth Collegiums - was Children ...

Chiara Francesca chiara.francesca at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 12:13:26 PST 2008

For the last 5 or 6 years or so on and off I have run youth collegiums.

The classes were all held in one location, the large open hall in Canton. At
no time were any children alone with just one adult. They were sharing the
hall with a minimum of 100 adults. Some had parents actually participate in
the classes. Other parents taking advantage of the air-conditioning in the
hall happily sat in there with us. :)

I still have all my notes of what worked and what did not. What classes we
taught, how many students were there, and which classes were the most

The best part: I can tell you right now without looking for those notes that
the most popular classes were the ones the parents or other adults took with
the kids cause they thought it was a cool class and lasted only 30 minutes
to an hour each.

The biggest problem: lunch. Parents that were not there already would not
come to pick up the kids to feed them lunch. Then at the end of the day once
again, they would not come to pick up their kids. I am totally open to
solutions to this one, there has to be one that does not involve stopping
this kind of activity.

Other than that we had youth from ages 5 to 50+ filling every class and
enjoying themselves.

I think it is a pity that we never hear the good things about these kinds of
classes and collegiums for kid.

Chiara Francesca

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