Help youth create communities of respect

by Silicon Valley FACES
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Summary

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.
$18,750
total goal
$8,652
remaining
106
donors
1
monthly donor
7
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.svfaces.org
Silicon Valley FACES Website
Silicon Valley FACES on Facebook
Article - Students Return from Everytown
Camp Everytown video

Organization Information

Silicon Valley FACES

Location: San Jose, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.svfaces.org
Project Leader:
Brittany Tobar
San Jose, California United States

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