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Northern Virginia Ethical Society (NoVES)

Ethical Education

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Our mission as a community is to promote ethical behavior through educational experiences and social activism.

We give our students the tools to become good world citizens who contribute to making the world a better place.

We believe in providing our children with a welcoming environment and a program that is both spiritually fulfilling and fun.  Sometimes kids just need to be kids! 

Upcoming events

    • Sunday, September 10, 2023
    • Sunday, September 24, 2023
    • 3 sessions

    In September, our ethical education program will focus on Interconnected Life, both in our ecosystem and in our communities. 

    Grades K-4 will use crafts and play to explore how plants and animals rely on each other to form communities. 

    Grades 5 and Up will have an open, guided discussion to discuss what they know about ecosystems and how that applies to their families, friendships, and broader communities. 

    Note that our 9/24 session will NOT be held at our usual location. Instead, we will have a nature walk together to put what we've learned into practice. 

    • Sunday, October 01, 2023
    • Sunday, October 15, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • 415 Windover Ave., Vienna, VA

    In October, our ethical education program will focus on voting and advocacy. We will talk about why voting matters and the different ways people can advocate for themselves and others. 

    Grades K-4 will use crafts and play to learn about voting and explore what issues matter most to them. 

    Grades 5 and Up will have an open, guided discussion about voting rights throughout history and different forms of advocacy. 

    Note that these groupings may differ based on the number of registrations and ages of registered kids. 

Meet our Director of Ethical Education!

I'm Kristen Hayden, your Director of Ethical Education (DEE)! I am dedicated to building a supportive, inclusive community for the next generation of ethical humanists and their parents. I'm excited to bring my background in education and passion for the NOVES community to this role.  

If you have any questions about our programming or want to learn how to get involved, please reach out to me at

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