This summer, a total of 17 students, aged 11-14, received a scholarship to participate in Wakanda in Aurora. Empower hosted two week-long sessions of the summer camp. Students engaged in learning opportunities over the course of the week focused on visioning, leadership, critical consciousness, and self-empowerment. The desired outcomes for Wakanda in Aurora were:
- Students practice imaginative excellence by imagining, designing, and pitching their visions for a Wakanda in Aurora
- Students can identify and articulate examples of cultural oppression (individual, interrelated, institutional) in their community
- Students can identify and articulate examples of cultural liberation (individual, interrelated, institutional) in their community
Simply put, At the end of 5 days, can you get students to leave saying "I feel free, inspired, and powerful"?
Listen to student and staff reflections on KGNU Radio!