think tank is a course for teenaged children of families affected by substance abuse. It is an afterschool program offered Monday through Thursday for ten weeks starting Apr. 26. The hours are 400 pm to 800 pm. This course is offered at our Digital Media Room in South LA only. The Digital Media Room is at 8701 S. Vermont Ave. in Los Angeles.

Every day starts with a hot meal that you prepare and serve. You never know who will be sitting next to you at the dinner table.

Then you hit the books. You will get real help in English and math. You will have to do some homework every day.

This term, THINK TANK gives students a chance to concentrate on the written word through reading and writing, writing and more writing. Mathematics and life skills, our other focuses, will not be neglected. We'll read and write about math and life skills too.

Topics to be explored include ethics, morality, values and modern behavior. Look for our e-zine and keep up with the tracks of THINK TANK.

The field of ethics, also called moral philosophy, involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior. Philosophers today usually divide ethical theories into three general subject areas: metaethics, normative ethics, and applied ethics.

Metaethics investigates where our ethical principles come from, and what they mean. Are they merely social inventions? Do they involve more than expressions of our individual emotions? Metaethical answers to these questions focus on the issues of universal truths, the will of God, the role of reason in ethical judgments, and the meaning of ethical terms themselves.

Normative ethics takes on a more practical task, which is to arrive at moral standards that regulate right and wrong conduct. This may involve articulating the good habits that we should acquire, the duties that we should follow, or the consequences of our behavior on others.

Finally, applied ethics involves examining specific controversial issues, such as abortion, infanticide, animal rights, environmental concerns, homosexuality, capital punishment, or nuclear war. By using the conceptual tools of metaethics and normative ethics, discussions in applied ethics try to resolve these controversial issues.†

think tank
Apr. 26 to June 15
Monday to Thursday
4 pm to 8 pm

Can't make this? Check out group.
Monday nights at 8.

† from Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, reprinted at