PROJECT RESPECT: Youth Leadership Institute â€“ is a week-long residential leadership, community building, and diversity training camp program for high school aged students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year (15 to 18 years old) in a local school or community-based learning program. The Youth Leadership Institute will be held June 25 â€“ 30, 2011, St. Andrew's School, Barrington, RI.
The program brings young people (â€œdelegatesâ€) together from all over Rhode Island to explore the challenges and rewards of building community amongst people of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Young people become leaders in service to the mission of Rhode Island for Community & Justice (RICJ), which is to fight bias, bigotry, and racism as well as to promote understanding between all races, religions and cultures through advocacy, conflict resolution and education. The realities of their lives are addressed throughout the week in a safe, supportive and respectful environment in which they share their experiences, values, conflicts, challenges, hopes and dreams.
During the week we facilitate the delegatesâ€™ experience of diversity and community building through discussion groups and workshops on leadership, race relations and racism, sexism and gender issues, heterosexism and gay identity, and building community in uncertain times. Delegates share cultural pride, talent, and spiritual heritage.
If you know of young people who are good candidates for this Leadership Institute or would like a presentation on Project RESPECT please contact me at 401-467-1717 x 103 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit our website to learn more about RICJ or to see pictures from the 2010 Youth Leadership Institute at www.ricj.org.
Click on this link to complete the application: http://www.ricj.org/matriarch/documents/Project%20Respect%20Delegate%20Application%202011%20Deadline.pdf
For brochure clink here: http://www.ricj.org/matriarch/documents/RICJ%20PR%20Brochure%202011.pdf