Good Neighbor Program
We are working as a community to create an environment where respect, honor, love, integrity, and empathy prevail, in order to prevent intimidation and/or mistreatment within the ECA community.
A special day when we remembered that we should take care of our own hearts and those of others. Under the leadership of our 12th graders, we talked about and reflected on the Golden Rule, which the Lord left us in His Word (Matthew 7:12) to teach us how He expects us to treat others.
The biblical basis for the Good Neighbor Campaign is Luke 10:36-37:
“Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”
Our objectives for the Good Neighbor Program include:
- Making the ECA community aware of issues related to abuse and/or intimidation that help staff to recognize risk situations, as well as avoid, manage, and report them when necessary
- Infusing the ECA community with the values of respect, honor, love, integrity, and empathy
- Developing students’ interpersonal skills to effectively manage conflict situations, foster self-knowledge, and strengthen self-esteem
We are working in three different areas:
The program is applied in three dimensions:
These are some messages we will be working on a weekly basis in ECA, we invite you to talk about them at home and to plant seeds of kindness in our children.
In PK-5th, this is an activity for which we have selected some special books with a constructive message to work on together as a family.
In PK-4th, small groups will be developing the following topics in fun and practical ways:
- Making and keeping friends
- Developing empathy
- Controlling anger
- Solving problems
- Accepting differences
Is a worksheet for 2nd-5th which we send home the last week of each month, to be read by parents and then worked on with the children. The topics are varied and reinforce what has been addressed in The Traveling Book and Let´s Talk About… . They can also be used for family devotions since their content has a biblical basis.