Typically lasting about three to four hours, the typical Walking the Walk session will involve some or all of the four major components of our Walking the Walk model:
Interfaith engagement opportunities which can run the gamut from sharing ritual objects to touring faith communities to question and answer sessions with religious leaders;
Service learning pairs our networks with social service organizations to help address a social justice issue or community problem in our region. These opportunities have included learning about food insecurity through working at food banks, fighting homelessness with Project HOME, and engaging with disabled youth at HMS School to name just a few.
Community building activities aim to help students feel empowered as valuable resources for the community, while forming supportive relationships with peers and adult mentors, and building positive identities. A great example of this is our students' annual participation in the Interfaith Peace Walk.
Create reflection which allows students to integrating their experiences and expressing what those experiences mean for them as young people of faith engaged in their communities in a variety of ways including poetry, journaling, and collage.