Summer Work Camp for Senior High Youth
Urban Immersion through
the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches—2014
Save the Dates!!! Sunday July 27 – Friday, August 1
Cost $300 with scholarships available.
All Senior High Youth are Welcome! We will be staying at a wonderful retreat center on Chicago and Lake Streets. Each day we will work in a different agency and then have time each evening to reflect on our experiences. There will also be time for fun at Valley Fair and possibly a Twins game.
These retreats are a way for groups to experience first-hand the complexities of poverty, to meet and serve those affected and to take what they have experienced and learned and address the issues of poverty in their own communities.
A typical retreat includes:
- An interactive exercise about the survival choices homeless and working-poor families must make each month.
- Learning what roles self-worth, chemical dependency, racism, the economy and domestic violence play in poverty and what is being done to break the cycle.
- Volunteering in Twin Cities’ homeless shelters, domestic violence centers, food shelves and with other social service programs.
- Applying what we have learned and setting tangible goals to affect poverty in Duluth.