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GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY'S CAMP CATCH THEM YOUNG

Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC, DC 20002
Description Of Services: 

Camp Catch Them Young is a two-week, youth leadership and cultural immersion program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing high school students of color (grades 9-12). The principle is that we must Catch Them Young so we can coach and nurture them from young ages to prepare for the opportunities to be leaders. It is designed to address the college readiness of these students and empower them to pursue education and leadership opportunities.
The camp will be held July 12-25, 2020 online.  The cost for the camp is $250, with scholarship support available based on need and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to ask questions, please contact us at leadership.pipeline@gallaudet.edu.
The deadline to apply is June 15, 2020: https://forms.gle/WbmcD8vm6931c4TF6
Framework
The program’s goals are to:
Broaden their horizons;
Better prepare their minds to aspire to pursue a college degree;
Prepare them for the challenges of a college education; and
Plant the seeds of personal mission and vision towards leadership in their young minds.
Events Planned
The camp will include educational sessions, discussions, and rap sessions. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with several leaders, all Deaf and Hard of Hearing people of color.
The Camp schedule will be released on April 3, 2020.
Discussions and Rap Sessions
Topics will include:
Race, Culture and Ethnicity
Overcoming Racism
Leadership Development Strategies
Networking
Strategies for Successful College Admissions
Strategies for Academic Success

Contact Person: 
'Bunmi Aina Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Phone: 
(202) 559-5403 (Video Phone)
Alt Phone: 
(202) 651-5000 (Voice)
Service Types: