Newest Young Skeptics Chapter Launches in California Today

Elementary school kids on the west coast will get a taste of critical thinking today, courtesy of Young Skeptics.

This afternoon at Harloe Elementary School in Arroyo Grande, Califonia, the first satellite chapter of Young Skeptics will launch, kicking off the current phase of a national expansion that’s been in the works for over a year.  Members of Atheists United of San Luis Obispo have come together to support the new chapter and will debut a revamped curriculum in the after-school club.

Young Skeptics_Option_4The club will meet for 90 minutes once per month, and will cover topics such as:

  • Fact vs Opinion
  • Evidence
  • Reasoning & Communication
  • What is a Skeptic?
  • What is a Scientist?

Young Skeptics has been working on national expansion ever since the completion of their pilot club in Churchville, New York in 2015.  Rather than focusing on growing the local club, the directors agreed that expanding nationally would be more effective and enable the club to reach more kids interested in critical thinking, evidence-based reasoning, and science.  As part of that effort, Young Skeptics brought in a new Curriculum Director to redesign the current lessons the group used in its pilot and help create facilitator guides and a chapter start-up kit.

Young Skeptics plans to continue its expansion and has several interested groups in their pipeline who want to launch clubs in their local schools.  If you’re interested in starting a club in your area, send an email to or fill out the contact form on their website.

If you’re not interested in starting a club but wish to support their expansion efforts, Young Skeptics has recently launched a fundraising campaign that has some associated perks you can earn depending on donation level, including the ability to suggest lesson topics, Young Skeptics shirts, and long-term sponsorship listings on their website and in presentations.


Did you enjoy this article and want to see more like it, while at the same time support the SecularVoices Podcast, Young Skeptics, and the activism of the SecularVoices staff? Then please consider becoming a Patreon patron today!
Click here to find out how you can help and what great rewards you’ll get in return!

"Although it is possible for atheists to be republicans (since being an atheist does not ..."

Triggered: ‘Republican Atheists’ President Loses Cool ..."
"Dec 29, 2014 - The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating after two people were ..."

Milwaukee is Under Siege by Liars ..."
"that was condescending and presumptuous. the bible says take the plank out of your own ..."

Milwaukee is Under Siege by Liars ..."
"Not surprised really. this kind of things been going on since i was a kid. ..."

Milwaukee is Under Siege by Liars ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!

What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment