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STU Hosts MetroTown Diversity Leadership Camp

 

STU Center for Community Engagement collaborates with MCCJ to host the 2014 MetroTown Summer Camp - an intensive, six-day residential camp focused on developing young leaders from across Miami-Dade County.


Over twenty-five high school students from across Miami-Dade County came together at St. Thomas University last week 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 Center for Community Engagement co-sponsored the six-day residential camp led by MCCJ - formerly known as Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews – one of the oldest, and most respected, diversity training organizations in Florida. Other partners in the camp included the Miami Foundation, the Knight Foundation, and the Miami-Dade Children’s Trust.

 

During the camp, students engaged in honest dialogue on topics that are often considered taboo by many cultures, such as race, ethnicity, religion, gender, orientation, and socio-economic status. The program was transformative for those involved, and is another way STU is taking leadership in supporting high-school graduates in becoming “leaders for life.”

For more information on MCCJ and Metrotown, see: http://www.miamiccj.org/metrotown; For information on the STU Center for Community Engagement, see: www.stu.edu/cce.