Camp Everytown is a 4-day retreat for high school youth that helps reduce stereotypes, bias and prejudice among teens creating communities of respect and appreciation.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Camp Everytown provides high school youth in Silicon Valley and Northern California with the skills to break down the barriers to participation and peer pressures that create the social isolation, misconceptions and inter-group rivalries that eventually lead to bullying and violence on school campuses.
How will this project solve this problem?
Camp Everytown transform youth into community builders with a curriculum focused on experiential learning. Through guided activities and discussion, students to get to know each other on a deeper level. The program ignites empathy, understanding an respect among students. "Camp made me conscious of other people's pain," says a Camp Everytown youth alum.
Potential Long Term Impact
Camp Everytown empowers youth to be catalysts for change breaking down racism, ethnic discrimination and intolerance in all its forms, thus helping to reduce incidents of violence in our community.
Total Funding Received to Date: $8,728
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $10,022
Total Funding Goal: $18,750