***APPLICATIONS OPEN THROUGH SEPTEMBER 27, 11:59 PM MST***
OCT 9 - OCT 13 | 10 AM - 2 PM
AGES 14 - 18
Thank you for your interest in this fall camp! Please note that an application does NOT guarantee a space.
Please submit this application by September 29 at 11:59 PM MST. Applicants can expect to hear back by October 2 at 5 PM MST for an update on their status.
If you are not able to attend the camp but are interested in submitting an article for consideration, please go to: tinyurl.com/GNISubmissions
ABOUT THE CAMP
The McCall Neighborhood Center and El Paso Museum of History
invite high schoolers to apply for a free camp during fall break (Oct 9 – Oct
13)! The camp will take place in the Juliet Hart Educational Room at the McCall Neighborhood Center and will be led by June Straight, M. Ed., who is a journalism and yearbook educator at Parkland High School in Northeast El Paso.
Over the course of the week, students will create a special edition of the
historic newspaper The Good Neighbor Interpreter while learning about
developing, creating, photographing, and editing newspaper stories. At the end
of the week, the paper will be printed and distributed for free at the McCall
Neighborhood Center and El Paso Museum of History.
Founded by Marvin E. Williams in 1937 and originally named The
Southwest Torch, The Good Neighbor Interpreter was headed by
educator and community activist Leona Ford Washington. The paper featured news
items, events, and other stories related to El Paso’s Black community. In honor of El Paso’s 150th birthday this
year, participants will be creating a special edition that celebrates 150 years
of El Paso’s Black history.
This camp is supported by Chase and Borderzine.