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!"

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

WHO:
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.

WHAT:
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.

PURPOSE:

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.

COST:
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.

WHERE:
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.

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

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