From our friends at the STAY Project have announced the date for their Summer Institute – August 2-5 at the High Rocks Campground in Hillsboro, WV (registration will open later this summer). Here's what they have to say about this year's event:
The STAY Project is committed to having all voices and identities supported within Appalachia, and we understand that youth are often left out of spaces of decision-making. For this reason, we are bringing together youth (14-30) from throughout the region for a four day workshop in order to empower young people through a sense of place, promote leadership development, uphold our Appalachian identity through cultural arts and storytelling, and build personal relationships to sustain each other through our efforts. The leadership trainings will focus on organizing, popular education, grant writing, small-business skills, financial/budget management, anti oppression workshops, etc.