Grades 6 and 7
Young people in these grades follow the Rite 13 curriculum. This curriculum is the first of two 2-year courses (Rite 13 and J2A) in the Journey to Adulthood program. Rite 13 assists young men and women take the first steps in developing a faith of their own as they begin to establish their independence. Included is a coming of age celebration, held in church, as individuals turn 13, signifying that, while manhood and womanhood are free gifts from God, adulthood must be earned. Importance is given to exploring Christian attitudes regarding self, spirituality, and sexuality.