Empower 400 Youth to Make a More Peaceful Tomorrow

by Hidden Villa
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Summary

We develop young leaders who are committed to social and environmental justice and are equipped with a sense of awe for natural and human beauty, tools for non-violent multicultural community-building, as well as the confidence to make positive change in our families, communities and world. By supporting the scholarship fund you are ensuring that Hidden Villa Summer Camp is accessible to youth of all backgrounds to learn about the environment and social justice, make friends, and have fun.
$30,928
total raised
164
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

The genesis of Hidden Villa Summer Camp in 1945 was a direct response to rampant racism, disenfranchisement, and tension between people who treated each other as fundamentally different. Over 65 years later, these problems have changed in appearance but continue to cause conflict. Our challenge, as educators, is to break down prejudices and cultivate respect by building community within a diverse group of young leaders.

Solution

Scholarships ensure that Camp is accessible to youth of all socioeconomic backgrounds, creating opportunities for personal development and friendships that empower them to make positive changes in themselves and their communities and reinforce stewardship. HVSC also provides an integrated continuum of learning experiences that extend beyond one summer; campers grow skills and confidence that they can bring to their personal lives, their schools, their families, and their communities.

Long-Term Impact

We see countless examples of former campers who attribute their careers in education, social work, and community organizing to their experience at Camp. Fun Camp activities such as farm chores, hiking, or animal encounters also build confidence, develop leadership abilities, and teach problem-solving and communication skills. Through their shared experiences, Campers build community and experience teamwork, meanwhile exploring the problems and feelings associated with peer pressure and identity.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.hiddenvilla.org
Hidden Villa Summer Camp
Hidden Villa's Calendar of Events
A Breath of Fresh Air - Hidden Villa's Newsletter

Organization Information

Hidden Villa

Location: Los Altos Hills, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.hiddenvilla.org
Project Leader:
Tenaya Schnare
Development Associate
Los Altos Hills, California United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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