This week-long boot camp will introduce students to idea of social justice and provide them with an opportunity to learn about various aspects of social justice movements. Through informative and interactive workshops, and group project, students will improve their critical thinking and communication skills, and learn to work together as they study the social justice movement to reform the criminal justice system.  As a part of the camp, students will also explore the use of social media in today’s world, and analyze the ways in which social media is used to affect social and political change. In addition, students will have an opportunity throughout the week to discuss other societal conditions that affect their respective communities and the broader African American community in California and the nation.The goals of this program include:

• Increase student awareness and understanding of the idea of social justice.

• Foster understanding of the specific roles within social justice movements.

• Empower students to advocate for their communities by sharpening their critical thinking and communication skills.

Student Eligibility Requirements:

* Must be high school student.  Incoming freshman are permitted. Graduated seniors are not permitted.

* Must commit to attending 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all five days. NO EXCEPTIONS.

* Must have a verifiable Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher

Students must live in the greater Sacramento area or have family or friends who reside in the Sacramento area and can provide lodging and transportation to and from camp for the week. (Please note: This is a day camp. Overnight lodging and transportation to and from camp will not be provided).

Application Process

• Students will apply via Google Application – due June 27, 2017

• Students will be scheduled to interview with the selection committee by Monday,  July 10, 2017

• Students will be notified by Monday, July 17, 2017  if they have been selected to attend.

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