BYLP's Social Justice Bootcamp ((July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017))
This FREE week-long boot camp will introduce students to idea of social justice and provide them with an opportunity to learn about various aspects of social justice movements. Through informative and interactive workshops, and group project, students will improve their critical thinking and communication skills, and learn to work together as they study the social justice movement to reform the criminal justice system. As a part of the camp, students will also explore the use of social media in today’s world, and analyze the ways in which social media is used to affect social and political change. In addition, students will have an opportunity throughout the week to discuss other societal conditions that affect their respective communities and the broader African American community in California and the nation.

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).

Application Process

• 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.

Name (First, Middle, Last)
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Date of Birth
Shirt size
What school will you attend Fall 2017?
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What grade level will you enter in fall of 2017?
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Cell number
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Email address
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What social media platforms are you currently on?
What does social justice mean to you?
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What issue are you most concerned about within your community?
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What issue are you most concerned with on your school campus?
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What do you think about the way in which Black people are portrayed in the mainstream media?
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Tell us about a person in your life that you consider a role model.
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What are you hoping to learn from attending this Bootcamp?
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Name of Parent/Legal Guardian
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Contact information for Parent/Legal Guardian
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Name of Emergency Contact (if different from parent/guardian listed above)
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Phone number of Emergency Contact
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Medical provider (please include Doctor, location, contact number and student medical record number)
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