Coming of Age – Program for Youth and Their Families
Offered once a year, this rites-of-passage program was created for youth, ages 12-14, as an initiation into adulthood. It begins with a kick-off event in November and runs from January through June. In addition to paying for the program, youth and their family must commit to attending all the scheduled events in the program.
In this program, we pair each youth with a dedicated Spiritual Companion. This person is an adult who walks with them through the program—listening, witnessing, and being present with them. Most Coming of Age events take place on Saturdays, with three overnight events. Activities include rituals, stories, games, inspiration, and practice using prayer. Equally important, the program incorporates other spiritual tools, time outdoors, and FUN, SILLINESS, and GIGGLES.
Are you a parent or guardian seeking support through the “growing up” phase of your child’s life? Through participation in our Parents’ Circle, parents and adults with parenting roles can learn more about the developmental process their child or youth is going through in the face of, as well as spiritual support for the family in adjusting to the changes that child or youth might be experiencing.
Adult volunteers, who report that they enjoy each program every bit as much as the children or youth, participate with young people in all events. Because memories of childhood or child-rearing often emerge during this program, we offer a Spiritual Companions’ circle, in which they can receive support in working with or through any memories that emerge.
Click below to view and/or download:
• Youth Information Form : Parent Information Form : Spiritual Companion Information Form
• COA Calendar 2017-2018 PDF: COA Scholarship Application
Check out the Coming of Age CSL Seattle Facebook page for current information.
Required background check authorization form to volunteer in Coming of Age or any IGNITE Ministry:
For further information, contact Alexa Burns: Click to EMAIL, or 425-870-4540.