Ages: Boys & Girls, 9-12 years
Time: Saturdays, 6-8:15 pm
Location: Lower Level Quran Academy
Jr. Saturday Halaqa started in 2012 as an extension of the established Saturday Halaqa program to cater to the elementary and junior high age groups. The main objectives of the program are to:
1) Educate students on essential Islamic topics;
2) Assign each student to a counselor to learn from and develop a bond with (1:15 counselor to student ratio).
Currently, we are covering the topic: The 10 Companions Promised Paradise (RA). Fun events pop up throughout the year, such as the robotics team of Sandburg High School putting on a presentation (see picture above!).
Since the start of 2016, we have seen our student body dramatically increase with well over one hundred boys and girls attending weekly! This increase is due in part to the work the Jr. Saturday Halaqa team puts into creating a space for brotherhood and sisterhood to blossom through compassion and mentorship.