Ourtown for Teens to provide student diversity training

by Tia Woods, Intern

Registration is now open for Ourtown for Teens, a week-long residential youth leadership retreat for Arkansas high school students that will be held Sunday, July 28 – Saturday, Aug. 3.  

OurtownOurtown brings together students of all races, cultures, and religions. Students entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grades are invited to experience and learn about diversity, while also learning leadership skills.

The program is made up of tons of different activities, including group discussions, role, playing, guest presentations, games, and plenty of fun. It is hoped that Ourtown graduates take what they have learned in the program and apply it in their everyday lives.

According to the JCA website, Ourtown for Teens is recognized as one of the nation’s premier youth leadership programs and applicants should be ready to change the world into a place of acceptance, understanding, and peace.

Just Communities of Arkansas works to embrace diversity in the community. Their mission is to establish a place where everyone is accepted, heard, and has a fair chance to succeed. Ourtown for Teens is one of the programs they offer to fight adversity among the community.

For more information about Ourtown for Teens and how to apply, contact Youth Programs Director Elizabeth Akama-Makia at 501.372.5120.

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