By: Chris Brunner:
All Coral Springs high school students are invited to attend “UNITOWN 2015” a youth leadership and diversity weekend in Lake Worth hosted by the Coral Springs Multi-Cultural Advisory.
UNITOWN states that it is “a place to learn how each of us is different and discover how each of us is alike.” This retreat is designed for high school students who live in Coral Springs or who attend Coral Springs schools. To enhance the diversity experience, students from the City of Lauderhill are also invited to participate.
Students will attend Gold Coast Camp in Lake Worth, Florida from Saturday, February 14 to Monday, February 16, 2015. The program will be facilitated by trained adult advisors and highly qualified professionals, who will focus on eliminating prejudices and bias while developing appreciation and sensitivity towards cultural differences. Several other segments of the weekend training program focus on developing leadership skills and instill an interest in the importance of volunteering in school or the community at large.
Preference is given to recruiting freshmen, sophomores and juniors to give them an opportunity to put this valuable training into effect in their communities and schools. Seniors may be considered if space permits. A deposit of $50 is requested to hold the student’s spot, half of which is refunded upon completion of the program.
The City of Coral Springs funds the expenses for the rest of the program, with the help of local sponsors. Students who graduate from this program are afforded leadership opportunities in their schools and community. They are encouraged to join City Advisory Committees or get involved in community events and programs, thus enhancing their leadership skills and preparing them for their college experience.
Students who are interested in participating should contact Lydia Cutz at 954-344-1063 or firstname.lastname@example.org by January 16, 2015.
Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs and the rest of South Florida.