Social Justice Leadership Academy


$300.00 for two weeks


5 - 8

This camp will give students grades 5-8 the opportunity to develop leadership skills that focus on social justice issues, and create community advocacy. Week one students will spend time learning about the needs in our community by meeting community leaders and visiting potential community service sites. Students will be mentored through the process of selecting a community project for action and change. The curriculum for the program is called What Matters Most&copy and has been used for the past three years with local high school students.

Week One
Exploring issues
Dialoguing with community leaders
Site visits
Selecting projects for action

Week Two
After selecting the social justice or advocacy issue students will have the option to volunteer hours in the community specially addressing the issue. All volunteer time is supervised by Gateway Staff. Students will work in small groups on the projects. Students will use film, photography and print to help create final presentations.

Closing BBQ
Students and parents are invited to a BBQ on Saturday July 21st to celebrate all they have learned and accomplished.