Youth Igniting Change Summer Institute – June 20-23

Posted on May 2016


Join us this June 20-23 for our summer camp focusing on using art and media to challenge injustices in our schools and communities. If you are a teen looking to better understand yourself, your school, others, and your community, then we hope you will participate in this fun, engaging, and challenging youth leadership camp.


Participants and trained youth workers from The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program will together build a framework for understanding people’s rights and how power is perpetuated through our media.  Throughout the week, students will work with a variety of media and local artists to express and exhibit their learning to their friends, family, and the larger community. In this way participants will learn organizing, communication, and leadership skills. Students will also explore the McGuffey Art Center and the African American Heritage Center in Downtown Charlottesville as part of the camp. The camp will culminate and end with a presentation for the wider community, family, and friends of all participants.

The camp, held at JMU’s Memorial Hall (the old Harrisonburg High School) will run from 9am-2:00pm and is FREE for participants. Transportation can be provided for participants interested.

Lunch is provided each day.

Contact Kati Derrick for further questions at or 540-568-7685