Maverick Social Justice Summer Camp
The Maverick Social Justice Summer Camp aims to promote awareness of social justice issues and help cultivate secondary education (9th - 12th-grade*) student leaders, especially in multicultural communities. The camp exposes participants to various topics relevant to social justice, especially as they pertain to multicultural groups. Topics that are of special focus for the camp include racism, sexism, and classism. Camp participants will also be encouraged to pursue higher education to better serve their communities. *Participants must be starting 9th - 12th grade during the 2021-2022 academic year!
When is the camp scheduled?
The 2021 summer camp is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 21 until Friday, June 25. It includes a kickoff event on Sunday, June 20 and 2-3 evening events.
How much does it cost to participate in the camp?
The camp is FREE to all students who are scheduled to begin 9th - 12th grade during the 2021-2022 academic year!
How do I sign up for the camp?
Individuals are asked to complete the online application form to express interest in the camp by Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Parties will be contacted via email by Kenneth Reid or Pakou Lee starting June 14, 2021 to confirm their status.
How will the camp be conducted amidst the COVID-19 pandemic?
Great question! The well-being of our camp participants is important to our staff. Thus, we have developed an online model for youth to participate in this year's camp while remaining socially distant from others outside of their household.
What will students need to participate in the camp?
Maverick Social Justice Summer Camp participants will need access to a computer, webcam (built-in or external), microphone (built-in or external), and reliable internet. This equipment will allow the camper to participate in our daily Zoom activities. We understand computer and internet access is not always possible for families, so we encourage you to explore the low or no-cost internet and computer options listed by the university on our Keep Learning webpage.
If it is your first time using Zoom, don't fret! Here is a helpful tutorial to assist you in downloading and setting up the software.