UUCA Youth Leadership and Social Justice Camp is a week-long program that provides teens ages 14 to 18 with a unique summer opportunity to interact with a diverse group of youth who come together to build a community based on inclusivity, respect, and understanding.
The camp brings together diverse young people to explore the challenges and rewards of building community amongst people of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Young people become leaders in service to the mission of fighting bias, bigotry, and racism by promoting understanding between all races, religions and cultures through advocacy, relationship building and education. The realities of their lives are addressed throughout the week in a safe, supportive and respectful environment in which they share their experiences, values, conflicts, challenges, hopes, and dreams.
During the week staff facilitate the youth experience of diversity and community building through discussion groups and sessions on leadership, race relations and racism, sexism and gender issues, heterosexism and gay identity, and building community in uncertain times. The youth are provided the opportunity to share cultural pride, personal talent, and spiritual heritage.
It’s also a great way for the youth to use their camp experience for college applications and to continue developing their leadership skills by becoming a youth staff the following year.
Here’s a link to the brochure: http://tinyurl.com/UUCA-Youth-Camp-Brochure-2017
Here’s a link to the application: http://tinyurl.com/UUCA-Youth-Camp!