Jackson Junior Scholar Program
The annual After–School Junior Ethics Academy will kick off in Spring 2014 with the theme of Social Justice. Dr. Rauhut, Jackson Center Director, Dr. Emily Crookston, Visiting Assistant Professor, and Ms. Sarah Robinson, Jackson Scholar, will facilitate the program to sixth graders from Conway, Whittemore Park, Blackwater, Ocean Bay and Loris Middle Schools. Additionally, eight Jackson Scholars will participate as small-group leaders and mentors to the middle school students. The students invited to participate have been nominated by their teachers and principals for displaying leadership potential among their peers. Each session will consist of group discussion and encourage students to ask questions, make connections, illustrate their thoughts, and share their opinions. We hope the program will be a catalyst for ongoing discussions about these topics with their friends and families later.
Our theme for Spring 2014 is Social Justice:
-February 12th: Ethics and Character
-February 19th: Environmental Ethics
-February 26th: Sports Ethics
-March 5th: International Justice
The Jackson Center has 4 goals for student who participate in the ASEA:
1. To be aware of ethical issues
2. To be able to talk about these issues
3. To be respectful of different views
4. To be active in response to injustice
Students who complete the program will receive a Jackson Junior Scholar t-shirt and a certificate at the closing celebration on Wednesday, March 5th. Family members are invited to attend the closing session. The Jackson Junior Scholar program is a gift to the community from the Jackson Center; there is no charge to the participating schools or students.