A Unique Workshop in Diversity - Community Values - Leadership

"A place to learn how each of us is different and discover how each of us is alike!"

Presidents weekend in mid February from SATURDAY morning, to MONDAY afternoon.

Approximately sixty students in the 9th,10th and 11th grade from public and private high schools in the cities of Lauderhill, Coral Springs and our partner cities. A team of trained volunteer leaders from the community, the high schools and area colleges will direct the program.

UNITOWN is a weekend retreat for high school students where they receive training and enlightment on issues involving diversity, community values and leadership. It brings together a group of diverse high school students from many racial, religious and cultural backgrounds in a controlled setting to interact with each other with a carefully selected, skilled and equally diverse adult/student volunteer staff. Students who attend will be sharing experiences of their own culture, gaining a better understanding of other groups and preparing themselves for leadership roles in their schools and in our community.


UNITOWN will train youth for effective leadership in a pluralistic democracy without bigotry or discrimination and without compromise of distinctive faiths or identities. The objectives are:

To learn about prejudice and discrimination and the effect they have on others within our society;

To achieve greater understanding and respect for one's self through interaction with persons of different ethnic origins;

To develop skills needed to help solve individual and group problems in human relations;

To help students understand and respect cultures different from their own; and To give direction to young people's convictions and ideas regarding society.

Although the program costs $150 per person, the student is only asked to pay a $40 Registration fee, which will be refunded to the student upon attendance and completion of the Camp. This includes room and board for the weekend (including snacks), facilitators' fees, T-shirts, materials, photographs and reception. The program is subsidized by funding as recommended by The City of Lauderhill Commissioners, and as donations have been arranged by Mayor Kaplan.

Gold Coast Christian Camp is located in Lake Worth, Florida. The delegates will stay in cabins. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with snacks will be provided.

Bus transportation will be provided to and from the Camp for the Lauderhill student representatives.

Call Joy or Ruth at City of Lauderhill (954) 321-2450