|METROTOWN, WHERE STUDENTS TALK OPENLY ABOUT RACE, DIVERSITY
WLRN, August 16, 2013
Like at other summer camps, the young people who spent a week at MetroTown last month put on skits and competed in sports. But the purpose of MetroTown, unlike a typical recreational summer camp, is to teach students empathy. Students engaged in camp-wide discussions on race, diversity, gender, sexuality and religion. Read more.
|COUNTY GETS SET FOR TRAYVON VERDICT
South Florida Times, April 4, 2013
MetroTown delegates participated in a youth summit to promote nonviolence hosted by the Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board (CRB). In preparation for the upcoming George Zimmerman trial in Seminole County, youth convened to discuss feelings around the killing of Miami Gardens teenager Trayvon Martin, the role of the judicial system, and the impact the case will have on the community. Read more
|METROTOWN SUMMER CAMP TEACHES TEENS ABOUT TOLERANCE
Miami Herald, August 15, 2012
Gathered in a St. Thomas University conference room, about 50 high school students recently took turns yelling, “Jew, Christian, Muslim, Atheist.” They were trying to guess the religions of five people sitting on a panel, all religious leaders in the community. Called Guess My Faith, the interactive game is designed to teach the students about different faiths, and be mindful of their differences…
|HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS LEARN DIVERSITY
Sun Sentinel, August 1, 2012
Local high school students recently learned about issues of individuality, faiths, immigration, bullying and conflict resolution during a one-week summer leadership program at St. Thomas University in Miami Garden.