an eight week weekly gathering
A CROP Circle is a weekly gathering of 3-6 families, consisting of one parent and one child per family, to deeply discuss life lessons facing the child today. A Circle meets once a week for 8 weeks in order to complete one unit, with additional units available as desired. CROP Circles can begin at any time, as soon as a group leader/facilitator volunteers to lead a group.
All leaders guides and mentoring resources are provided, so no special training is required to lead a Circle. Meetings are held at any location desired, typically in a home, in which private discussion can be held with access to a television/computer for playing lesson videos. Day of week and time of day to meet is determined by the group. CROP Circles are segregated, boys with boys and girls with girls. Targeted age group is 12-14 years old, with 11 or 15 year olds allowed based on maturity level. See curriculum list for lesson topics.read more about CROP Circle Units
a one day event designed for families
A CROP Forum is a one day event in which a parent(s) and their child(ren) participates in object lessons, instruction, and group activities. It is designed for families who are unable to meet the weekly commitment of a CROP Circle, or who prefer to attend a Forum first before committing to a Circle.
Topics relevant to today’s teens are addressed, with emphasis on equipping the child with ways to make good decisions. A Forum is a larger gathering and are co-ed, since the depth of discussion is not the same as in a CROP Circle. Currently, there are four different CROP Forums containing unique lesson plans in each.
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The CROP Report
a monthly e-Newsletter
The CROP Report is a monthly e-Newsletter targeted towards parents. Information contained in The Report includes parenting techniques, ideas, and strategies. As well, insights into smart phone apps, games, media, entertainment, and technologies which could pose some risk for kids. Guests columnists are invited to contribute to The CROP Report, with priority given to those that are engaged in other CROP offerings