GAME Youth Summer Camp begins June 20

June 12, 2011

EMEAC staff erect banner at new office in First UU Church
Youth ages 13-18 are invited to attend EMEAC’s first annual Gardening Advocacy Media and Education (GAME) Youth Summer Camp starting with phase one of the camp June 20-30.
All three EMEAC programs will contribute to the two-phase camp. The program will include workshops on environmental justice, media strategies and urban gardening along with sponsorship to attend the 2011 Allied Media Conference June 23-26.
 “I'm excited for this year's summer camp because we'll be able to expose Detroit's youth to the work EMEAC's doing in our three programs: Stand Up Speak Out, Remedia, and Greener Schools,” said EMEAC Associate Director Ahmina Maxey. “They'll be able to engage in fun, hands-on activities while also learning about environmental justice and actions they can take to improve the city.”
Camp will begin with Environmental Justice training at the new EMEAC offices inside the First Unitarian Universalist Church Complex located at the corner of Cass and Forest. After three days of fun and engaging popular education exercises on environmental justice, EMEAC will sponsor campers to attend the Allied Media Conference inside McGregor Hall on the WSU campus.
During the conference, students will document their experiences at AMC. On the Monday following AMC, there will be a debriefing with the EMEAC staff and students will begin processing their video footage for a documentation piece under the guidance of the Remedia Program.
“I’m sure the students will get so much out of the Allied Media Conference and we’re looking forward to working with them on documenting their experiences,” said Remedia Coordinator Patrick Geans-Ali. “AMC is a great place to expose young people to some of the latest innovations in media technology, and it will be fun having them working with some of that technology to record their experience.”
Phase two of the summer camp will begin July 18 and continue through August 26. The second phase of GAME 2011 will include an environmental justice tour of Detroit hosted by the Environmental Justice Office of the local Sierra Club, helping lay the ground work for Remedia’s bio friendly mobile media lab, workshops by Sarah Sidewalk of Fender Bender, development in EMEAC’s North End urban garden and more.
Youth interested in participating in EMEAC’s GAME Youth Summer Camp should call 313 559-7498 for more information.