Our focus this school year
2023/2024 School Year
This fall, JosiahKids will offer three components to our year-6 program. Contrary to the past, our students will now be able to sign up for one or all components offered this fall. We will streamline our focus to:
Leadership through Service
For the first time ever, our (discipleship and performing arts) programs will be offered off-site, on a weekly basis, with registration open to the community. Our leadership component will move from two sessions a month to one session a month, strongly pivoting into more hands-on service projects in the community. Three of our monthly sessions will be dedicated to mentorship and coaching of our Middle & High School students in areas critical to their transition from adolescence into young adulthood.
For the first time ever, our discipleship program will be offered off-site, on a weekly basis, with registration open to the community. This youth discipleship course is tailored to committed Middle School & High School students who are looking to go deeper in the Word. The course will be broken into two (2) twelve-week semesters.
Semester I - The Gospel of Luke
Semester II - The Book of Acts
The cost of the two courses is $120.00
In partnership with New Jersey's renowned, Jeremiah's house creative powerhouse, Kimberly Cullen, JosiahKids will for the very first time offer a faith-based creative expression collaborative for boys and girls ages 7 and up, open to the community starting September 2023 through April of 2024. Classes will be offered at The George Pierce Community Center on Friday evenings from 6-8pm. Students will bring their performances in acting, music, choreographed dance and more on big stage at our Annual Youth Leadership Awards Ceremony; The Buford Harvest & End of Year Ceremony on April 20th, 2024.
Kim has 25 years of dance experience including Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Liturgical, Lyrical, and Hip Hop. She has studied at several dance schools: Alvin Ailey, Harlem School of Dance, Dance Dimension, and Center Stage. She has served as a background vocalist, performed in several off Broadway plays from Ohio to New York City and did extra work in Sea Biscuit and Spiderman II. Her gifts and passion for the arts led to her to tour with the Glory Gospel Singers, where she sang and danced daily, in numerous cities throughout Europe for two months.
The cost for the 27 week Performing Arts component is $250.00
Our Leadership component is now moving from two sessions a month to ONE session a month—strongly pivoting into more hands-on service projects directed to meeting the needs of the poor and disadvantaged in our community. Three of our monthly sessions will be dedicated to mentorship and coaching of our Middle & High School students in areas critical to their transition from adolescence into young adulthood.
9/16/ 2023 | OPENING DAY | (Elementary, Middle, High)
10/21/2023 | Mentorship & Coaching (Middle & High) / Chefs Academy (Elementary)
11/18/2023 | Community Service Project - Rainbow Village | (Elementary, Middle, High)
12/16/2023 | Mentorship & Coaching (Middle & High) / Chefs Academy (Elementary)
1/20/2024 | Community Service Project - St. Vincent de Paul | (Elementary, Middle, High)
2/17/2024 | Mentorship & Coaching (Middle & High) / Chefs Academy (Elementary)
3/16/2024 | Community Service Project - Duluth Co-Op | (Elementary, Middle, High)
4/20/2024 | The Buford Harvest | (Community & All Students)
A partnership with the Cumming Young Chefs Academy—a premier cooking school for children, is in place for our elementary school students on the dates of our middle and high school mentoring sessions. The field trip will offer culinary workshops at the Young Chefs Academy in Cumming. A minimum of 2 recipes will be prepared per session by the students, and the duration of each workshop will be 90 minutes. The timeframe of these sessions has been designed to accommodate commute times for parents with students at both locations.
IMPORTANT NOTE: There is an additional $25 fee (per culinary workshop) for each of our elementary school students.
The cost of the Leadership through Service program is $130.00