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Curriculum Enrichment                                                                                                     Curriculum Enrichment

          Junior Youth Empowerment Programme (JYEP)                                                                                 The Virtues Project

          The Junior Youth Empowerment Programme (JYEP) is                                                                          Moral education has been a core part of the CMS
          an international programme adapted by CMS for the                                                                         philosophy on education since the very beginning, and
          empowerment of its junior students (class 6-8).                                                                           CMS has sought to bring the most successful elements
                                                                                                                                    of moral education from around the world to its
          A unique platform to nurture the capacities of junior                                                                     students. In the past two years, CMS has adopted the
          youth, empowering them to fulfill their potential for
                                                                                                                                    globally acclaimed Virtues Project, a set of 5 strategies
          initiating individual and social transformation.
                                                                                                                                    to be utilized in classrooms to ensure the moral
          The programme trains volunteer students from the                                                                          development of children: speaking the language of
          senior section (classes 9, 10 and 11) to become                                                                           virtues, recognizing teachable moments, honouring the
          ‘animators’ (facilitators) for the junior youth in their                                                                  spirit, companioning, and setting clear boundaries. The
          own campus (classes 6, 7 and 8).                                                                                          Virtues Project began in Canada and has found success
                                                                                                                                    in over 100 countries, even being endorsed by the Dalai
          The opportunity allows the students to:
                                                                                                                                    Lama and the United Nations. CMS is the first school in
          Ÿ   Form group identity                                                                                                   Lucknow to adopt the Virtues Project and has invested
          Ÿ   Address issues concerning them                                                                                        in it wholeheartedly, bringing in expert trainers from
          Ÿ   Design and execute feasible service projects                                                                          the United States for ongoing training and support of
          Ÿ   Develop virtues and skills                                                                                            teachers. An inspiring transformation has been seen at
                                                                                                                                    CMS, in which students are being supported to develop
          Ÿ   Enhance intellectual, social, emotional, artistic and                                                                 their innate virtues such as generosity, determination,
              moral capabilities.
                                                                                                                                    and joyfulness. CMS has led groundbreaking work with   CMS Virtues Project in TOI Newspaper
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                                                                                                                                    the Virtues Project which was featured in ‘The Times of

                                                                                                                                             Virtues Workshop with Ms Dara Feldman, USA

                                                                                         A JYEP activity in progress

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