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Montessori Christian children hold farmer’s market

The elementary class from Montessori Christian Academy located in Southern Chandler holds a monthly farmer’s market with fresh food they grow. After school from 3 to 5 p.m. on the last Friday of each month, the A.M.I. Montessori school children take produce from their own gardens, fruit from their fruit trees, pecans and almonds from their nut trees and farm fresh eggs from the chickens. Part of the proceeds from sales goes to a disaster relief fund for Haiti and the other goes to their class fund for future projects and trips.

“This gives the children the experience of running their own business and gets them involved in the community,” says school owner Mark Richards. “Currently the children are designing a green house so that they will be able to produce enough produce to supply a local

Spirituality

Church warns against human trafficking

To aid in the prevention of human trafficking, Hope Covenant Church hosts Awareness Night: Don’t Be a Victim 6:30 p.m. on Mon., May 17, featuring guest speakers from Phoenix Area Against Slavery (PAAS).

Adults and teens learn how and where traffickers prey on unsuspecting teens in shopping centers, online and elsewhere.

Then at 6 p.m. on Sun., May 23, screen the movie “Branded,” a gripping, new documentary that uncovers the plight of human trafficking on the streets of the Phoenix area. For a preview of the movie, access www.brandedphx.com. The film is followed by a Q&A session with Phoenix Police Department officers and local leaders that fight human trafficking on a daily basis. Interactive exhibits will also be on display from Valley organizations including Streetlight, www.streetlightphx.com, and Not for

Sale Arizona, www.notforsalecampaign.org. Childcare is provided for young children.

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FUTURE FARMERS: S. Chandler’s Montessori Christian Academy students Bryce Munoz, left, and Silas Venberg help grow food and sell it at a monthly farmer’s market.

restaurant. The children are involved in every aspect of the process.” According to Richards, Montessori instills the importance of taking care of all living things, giving back to the world. That’s reinforced when the children hatch the chickens they’ve raised from birth, plant and take care of every tree and work the garden.

“Montessori looks at what you want the child to be like when he is an adult, not just for the sake of passing to the next grade,” Richards adds. “There is no barrier to learning in the Montessori classroom and children can work as far ahead as they would like. It is truly never ending.”

For more information, visit www.montessorichristianacademy.org.

“We want to educate families in the Chandler area about the potential dangers of human trafficking here in our own area that many people don’t even realize is here, and educate parents, teenagers and the public in general about not only how to protect themselves but also what to do to help spot those who might be trafficked and who to call to help them get the help and care they need,” says David Hillis, one of the event’s organizers. Hope Covenant Church is located at 1770 S. Dobson Rd. in Chandler, south of the Loop 202 and north of Germann. For more details, call 480-899-7255, email info@hopeispossible.org or visit www.hopeispossible.org.

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