The Human Dignity Curriculum (HDC) is an innovative program that focuses on personal development and informed decisions related to students’ sexuality based on an understanding of themselves, and in respect of their own human dignity and the dignity of others. Each lesson focuses on the “big picture” theme of how a proper understanding of the human person leads to human flourishing—helping students to understand and develop healthy habits, good decision-making skills, and a strong sense of meaning and purpose.
The HDC is intended as an alternative to existing programs, often confused and inadequate, while still meeting guidelines established by the UN and WHO.
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“Everything has its price, like plants and animals, but we humans are worth the infinite.”
— 3rd grader, Mexico
“. . . through our actions we reveal our character, and this influences how others treat us; if we’re good people, we inspire others to be better to us.”
– 8th grader, New York
“This program is important because it is 100% human development. Complex philosophical ideas are articulated with a clarity that children can understand.”
– School Principal | Mexico City (Name anonymous to protect identity of school and trafficked children they serve)
“The workshops are very interesting and potentially useful to students and the program is excellently designed and effectively developed.”
– Croatian Education and Teacher Agency (From an expert letter recommending approval of the HDC for use in all Croatian Schools. The Croatian Government has approved the use of the HDC in all schools.)
“Having reviewed the programme, I wholeheartedly endorse its implementation and teaching, and I urge you to consider bringing the programme to your school in the coming scholastic year.
– Archbishop Charles Scicluna | Malta
“WYAAP was able to successfully connect to each kid during the implementation. The kids will never forget you made them feel. If (the kids) are formed by the principles and values of WYA and the HDC at a very young age, then just imagine how these can inspire and encourage them to grow (up) with integrity.”
– Aireen Navales | Founder – Play, Learn, Serve | Manila, Philippines
“The Human Dignity Curriculum has helped both the children we serve, and their teachers, develop a clear understanding of what it really means to be human, and a deep sense of meaning and purpose.”
“I think [the HDC] is very relevant, especially for a community in a very depressed area sometimes neglected by the government…through this workshop at least they know that although their environment is like that, they have dignity. They are important…that their dreams are valid.”
“The Human Development Curriculum is an exciting addition to our curriculum because it will offer students the philosophical foundations of our Catholic faith with regard to the moral life and dignity of the human person. In addition, we are excited that students will be delving into rich philosophical questions at a very early age.”
– Michael Adkins | Dean of Academics | Saint Agnes School
“WYAAP was able to teach and instill in them (children) that they too have dignity. We, teachers, also learned a lot from the discussions.”
– Gina Alforque | Center Head – Pinagbuhatan Community Childcare Center |
The HDC is a curriculum intended to assist in the personal development, character, and virtues for every child. Proceeds from the curriculum sale pay for the ongoing cost of development and expansion, and assist us in providing the content to those serving children and families who cannot pay.
• Purchase of one grade for individual use is $35 USD
• Purchase of one grade for 10 or more students is $380 USD
• Purchase of the full K-8 content for 10 or more students is $3,000 USD
The HDC is delivered in electronic format.
For financial assistance, payment plans, or reductions in cost to serve students and families facing financial need, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Large-scale school district or network purchase discounts are also available. You may also inquire at email@example.com.
Thank you for your generosity that allows us to continue our shared mission. We hope you will continue to donate and support our work.
“This curriculum is a creative and systematic approach to helping students respect themselves and others. Students are encouraged to recognize their capacity to be caring, loving, principled, and courageous individuals – subjects and not objects, human beings with inviolable dignity. The lessons provide vocabulary and framework for students to speak about concepts that they already know to be true, because they are so integral to the human condition.”
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