Grades 8 and 9
Youth in these grades follow the J2A (Journey to Adulthood) curriculum. This curriculum is the second of two 2-year courses (Rite 13 and J2A) in the Journey to Adulthood program. Having even greater maturity, this group will take on the difficult transition from childhood to adulthood. It is the part of the program which most closely mirrors the separation and liminality of the rite of passage. During the first year the J2A group will follow a course in preparation for Confirmation, when they make a “public affirmation” of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism. At the culmination of J2A, the youth will take a holy pilgrimage. The group will decide where to travel on their pilgrimage and will work to bring that pilgrimage to fruition.