NPR Highlights “MetroTown” Diversity Leadership Camp at STU
STU collaborates with MCCJ to host the MetroTown Summer camp - an intensive, six-day residential camp focusing on developing young leaders from across Miami-Dade County.
On July 21-26, fifty high school students from communities across Miami Dade County came together to build community and gain skills for cross cultural teamwork – with the aim of resolving conflict and living peacefully in an increasingly diverse society. The students engaged in honest dialogue on difficult topics that are considered taboo by many cultures, such as race, ethnicity, religion, gender, orientation, and socio-economic status.
The Center for Justice and Peace/Center for Community Engagement co-sponsored the camp with partners including the Allegany Franciscan Ministries, the Knight Foundation, and the Miami-Dade Children’s Trust. The program was transformative for those involved, and is another way STU is taking leadership in supporting support high-school graduates in becoming “leaders for life.”
Hear the NPR piece on the program
More information on Metrotown
Watch a video-overview
of the program.