The director of leadership for Me to We Take Action Academy is helping coordinate a one-week camp in Menlo Park starting June 20. The organization urges children to look at issues globally and give them leadership training for social justice.
Describe what social justice means. I think more than anything, I would love to see that young people understand their power ... in the democratic system that we live within.
What’s your goal? What if we all rallied together about something we all cared about? It’s the power of a movement and the power of young people coming together to rally around something we believe in. Really, I see working with young people and that movement as the way to make change.
How much is the camp? There’s a sleepover component and day camp. Some younger kids may not want to sleep over, and that’s $475. The sleepover is $950.
What drew you to this project? I’m a big camp kid. I always went to camp. The idea that young people often learn so much more outside of the classroom really appealed to me. If young people feel that they’re genuinely supported by their peers, they feel a lot better generally. Camp fosters optimal learning.
— Kamala Kelkar