While young people in eastern Massachusetts have the opportunity to attend two different sessions of the new PULSE pro-life leadership program, high school students in Western Massachusetts may take part in the Youth Summer Academy, July 11-14, held at St. Elizabeth Church in Ludlow.
The program will take place Monday through Thursday evenings, 6-8pm. The academy is a free opportunity for young people to be formed and engaged as leaders in the pro-life movement. They will become ambassadors in their schools, churches, and communities for the message of life. Some may found or lead pro-life clubs, be leaders in the annual March for Life in DC or in local walks, or go on to work for life in college and beyond.
Sessions consist of an expert presentation of content, an interactive workshop, and time for socializing. The presentations will provide an overview of the main life issues, the pro-life movement, and the various ways that students can should get involved.
The schedule for the week:
- Monday: Pre-Natal Development, Abortion, and How to Present to Your Friends
Linda Thayer, Science teacher, MCFL Vice-President of Educational Affairs
- Tuesday: Post-Abortion Pain
Help We Offer
Sandra Hines and Grace Moriarty Gomes, Pregnancy Help Counselors
Former State Legislator
Lobbying and testifying: role-playing
- Thursday: How to look at the life issues
Natural, Ethical, and more effective: pro-life help for infertility
Starting and maintaining your own pro-life group
Sharing by students
Pro Life Movie
Commissioning of Ambassadors for Life
The academy will be held at St. Elizabeth Church, St. John the Baptist Pastoral Center, 201 Hubbard St, Ludlow, MA 01056.
Any interested student who will be in high school next year is invited to contact Peggy Bradford. There is no cost to attend.