Camp Everytown replaces everyday prejudice with understanding and appreciation for all students. Participants will: return to their community with an improved awareness of themselves and their importance in the world; recognize, develop, and appreciate an improved cultural identity; develop and improve leadership skills that can be used to create harmony in their school, family, and community; learn to break down barriers that typically limit personal growth; and more.
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.
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.
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.