Bootcamp Special Project
Participants will work as a team to successfully plan and execute a campaign that focuses on social justice issues. Participants will develop the skills to effectively plan and disseminate their messages to their constituency. Each day, time will be allotted for participants to delve into the issues they are most passionate about as staff help them prepare for and win their “Candidate Debate.” Each group will be responsible for selecting a Candidate, Campaign Manager, Communications Director, Social Media Consultant, and Researcher.
The bootcamp will conclude with a mock Candidate Debate, where the participants will be responsible for communicating their platform to their fellow bootcamp participants, legislative staff, 3rd house members, and parents. The Candidate Debate will be moderated by the youngest Representative ever in the State of Michigan, Jewell Jones.
The goals of this program include:
• Increase student awareness and understanding of the idea of social justice.
• Foster understanding of the specific roles within social justice movements.
• Empower students to advocate for their communities by sharpening their critical thinking and communication skills.
Student Eligibility Requirements:
* Must be a high school student. Incoming freshman are permitted. Graduated seniors are not permitted.
* Must commit to attending 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all five days. NO EXCEPTIONS.
* Must have a verifiable Grade Point Average of 2.5 or higher
* Students must live in the greater Sacramento area or have family or friends who reside in the Sacramento area and can provide lodging and transportation to and from camp for the week. (Please note: This is a day camp. Overnight lodging and transportation to and from camp will not be provided).
• Students will apply via Google Application due by June 27, 2017
• Students will be scheduled to interview with the selection committee by Monday, July 10, 2017
• Students will be notified by Monday, July 17, 2017 if they have been selected to attend.