NCHE Generation Joshua Network

NCHE is partnering with Generation Joshua (Gen J), an organization initiated by HSLDA, with the purpose of training youth to be effective, well-rounded citizens for Christ, to equip them with the tools necessary to preserve liberty and promote self government, and to assist them in impacting their local communities, states, and nation.

The Gen J Network has two aspects.  Families and students can participate in either one or both:  Gen J Clubs and Gen J Intensives.

Generation Joshua Intensives

A Gen J Intensive is a 2-day simulation that gives students a crash course in different aspects of politics and government.  The simulations are designed to take government and turn it into a full scale interactive learning process that engages the students on multiple levels. Students get to take on characters and roles and learn by actually doing things. Each Intensive is unique in its content and subject matter. All of them are designed to have limited amounts of lecture and large amounts of hands-on practicum. They are each designed to teach young people the basics of government and civic responsibility in an exciting and engaging way that brings it to life before their eyes.

 

Generation Joshua Clubs

Gen J Clubs support and supplement civics and government education provided by students’ parents and school by offering such things as visits to local legislative, judicial, or governmental facilities; bringing in public servants to speak to the students about the various levels of government, the different roles of government, and ways that citizens can become involved; prayer for our nation, current events discussion from a biblical worldview, and opportunities to engage in the political process.  Clubs are designed for middle and high school students.  Clubs meet once per month; meeting schedules vary depending upon the needs of the club. Local club membership is free.

If you want additional information, want to find a club near you, or may be interested in assisting or starting a club, please click here.

Additionally, on-line distance learning courses on topics such as The Founding Fathers, The Constitutional Convention, and Democracy in America, among others are available at no cost as part of the benefits that come with family membership to national Generation Joshua. To find out more about national membership, click here. To find out more about the on-line classes, click here.

 

The February 2020 North Carolina Gen J Intensives are now open for registration!
Here are location, date and registration details:

#1.  February 6-7:
Concord, NC, Bright Light Baptist Church:
iObject

Judicial System

The Generation Joshua iObject program puts participants on the front lines of the judicial system, allowing them to actually see the evidence that is used to bring people to trial, and the difficulties that face a system of justice. We provide a view of the justice system in the United States that is rarely seen by people but is vital to how we serve justice in the America. Students get to question witnesses, examine evidence and learn what is and is not allowed in testimony while working to solve a perplexing murder from the 1930s. We intersperse the hands on learning with discussions of what it means to be an engaged citizen, America’s Judeo-Christian Heritage, and standing up for what is right.

You determine if the prosecution has enough evidence to bring a suspect to trial or if the prosecution seems to be targeting an innocent man. The Grand Jury is a constitutional shield to prevent a prosecutor from charging someone with a crime without sufficient evidence, and also acts to ensure that the guilty are actively prosecuted. You will be given the chance to determine who is innocent and who should be charged. And maybe, just maybe, ensure justice is done. It’s not easy, but it is a crucial part of our system of justice. We invite you to attend and be part of Generation Joshua’s iObject.

The cost of the two day Intensive is $90 (includes lunch both days).  For additional info and to register, click here

#2.  February 11-12:
Cary, NC, Colonial Baptist Church:
iNegotiate

International Diplomacy and Human Rights

This program presents students with a hands-on opportunity to learn about the challenges faced by diplomats and foreign ambassadors at an international summit. Throughout the program, your student will have to choose between making demands and exercising diplomacy; forming alliances and burning bridges. They will have to know when to speak and when to bide their time. They will be forced to make decisions and accept responsibility for how those decisions impact the nations they represent. In the midst of a fun and engaging environment, they will get a glimpse of the weight and responsibility that comes with great power and influence. Their character will be grown, their minds will be stretched, and to be successful, they will need to act with honor, integrity, and much wisdom. We look forward to seeing how God uses this in the lives of our members, and we would like to invite you to send your student to be an ambassador at Generation Joshua’s iNegotiate.

The cost for this two day intensive is $90 (includes lunch both days).  For additional info and to register, click here

#3.  February 14-15:
Morganton, NC, Burkemont Baptist Church:
iNegotiate

International Diplomacy and Human Rights

This program presents students with a hands-on opportunity to learn about the challenges faced by diplomats and foreign ambassadors at an international summit. Throughout the program, your student will have to choose between making demands and exercising diplomacy; forming alliances and burning bridges. They will have to know when to speak and when to bide their time. They will be forced to make decisions and accept responsibility for how those decisions impact the nations they represent. In the midst of a fun and engaging environment, they will get a glimpse of the weight and responsibility that comes with great power and influence. Their character will be grown, their minds will be stretched, and to be successful, they will need to act with honor, integrity, and much wisdom. We look forward to seeing how God uses this in the lives of our members, and we would like to invite you to send your student to be an ambassador at Generation Joshua’s iNegotiate.

The cost for this two day intensive is $90 (includes lunch both days).  For additional info and to register, click here

 

Questions?  Contact NCHE Activities Director Evelyn Bickley at evelyn.bickley@nche.com.