NCCJ’s nationally acclaimed week-long human relations training program brings together high school juniors and seniors to create bonds of friendship and respect across different races, religions and socioeconomic groups; to raise awareness and understanding of social justice issued in our society today; and to prepare these youth leaders to return to their schools and communities as champions for inclusion and respect of all people.
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ANYTOWN Anytime is a holistic series that aims to develop Guilford County students and educators into champions of respect and inclusion. Building on the powerful and proven concepts and practices of NCCJ’s award-winning ANYTOWN summer leadership camp, ANYTOWN Anytime offers programs year-round.
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Based on the principles of ANYTOWN, ANYDAY is a one-day program that introduces the concepts of social justice, inclusion and diversity. Led by NCCJ staff and peer facilitators, these school-specific programs build student capacity for positively impacting the human relations climate in their schools. During the six-hour session, participants identify and question stereotypes and barriers that negatively impact intergroup relations in their schools.
Unitown - Up to 40 high school (grades 9-12) students join together for a weekend retreat that helps participants become more attentive and responsive to issues of diversity and inclusiveness. Unitown is an important strategy of reaching youth who might not otherwise have the opportunity of attending ANYTOWN, NCCJ’s most intensive human relations program.
Unity Events – Using youth as peer facilitators, unity events allow schools to introduce the student body or entire grades to concepts of diversity and human relations. Participants increase awareness of the negative impact of bigotry and bias and identify actions that build inclusive learning environments.