Kindness Goes a Long Way

- Written by Lotus Billand, a Springhouse Learner - Hello all, my name is Lotus Billand. I am currently a sophomore at Springhouse Community School. This is my fourth year coming to this amazing school and I would not want to leave this community because not only is this a school but in many ways, it is a family. So to begin, in our Empowerment in the Modern Moment class at Springhouse, we had an assignment to do a small act of kindness for somebody. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all of our classes online. Quarantine has made it hard to see people and do kind things for them. I was thinking of what I could do and many things crossed my mind, but I decided that I was going to choose

COVID_19 Update from Springhouse

If we teach young people to run away from the darkness rather than to open up the light in the darkness, to be the candles, the signposts, then we are doing great harm to them ​and the communities that they have come out of. ~ Vincent Harding Springhouse is NOT closed. While our lovely, new facility is not in use by our learning community right now, Springhouse continues to thrive and grow. We are reimagining, at an even deeper level, what it looks like to connect and learn together in the midst of a global pandemic. Springhouse has always provided opportunities for young people and adults to cultivate the light in themselves to shine it more fully in a world that needs it. This is so imp

Empowerment in the Modern Moment

Springhouse is currently offering an online course for adults, Empowerment in the Modern Moment, which has over 40 participants from all over the country. In our last class, Jenny asked us adults what we would say to a teenager who said to us, “I’m scared.” Below are the responses: Love yourself You got this It's okay to be scared Trust We're all in this together You are not alone Don’t hog all the bandwidth His will pass, it will be OK Express yourself Me too, and that’s OK We are all connected and holding space for each other Learn something new everyday and get outside We’ve got this and we’re in it together. I believe in us. You can get through this moment Want to go outside? You are lov

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