Since 1996, Silicon Valley FACES has been the home of Camp Everytown (formerly Camp Anytown). Over 9,000 students, educators, police officers, and volunteers have participated in Silicon Valley FACES’ Camp Everytown.
Camp Everytown is an intensive youth leadership development program based on core values - respect, acceptance, and responsibility - that promote non-violent campus communities. The nationally recognized program focuses students' attention and promotes learning by taking them out of their daily environment and guiding them through intense interactions that provoke deep insight and empathy for others.
Students experience group exercises and discussions about: self-identity; racial, ethnic, and cultural issues; family relationships; gender roles and violence; peer relationships; and conflict resolution. Students identify opportunities, obstacles, and solutions to human relations issues specific to their school. Action plans are developed to recreate the Everytown environment on campus.
Life-changing and transformative, Camp Everytown replaces everyday prejudice with understanding and appreciation for every student.
Camp Everytown is designed for a diverse group of mature high school students, who are selected to participate because of their leadership potential. Student delegates are viewed as peer leaders in their circles and capable of influencing a critical mass of change agents within their respective high school community.
As a result of participating in Camp Everytown, students:
Read more in the one year followup report.
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