Empower 250 Young Leaders with Outdoor Experiences

Goal: $ 10000

No of Donation: 14

 

 

Goal: $ 10000
Amount Raised: $ 2310
Remaining : $ 7690
No of Donation : 14
Category : Education
Url : http://www.hiddenvilla.org
Contact Number : 650-949-9702
Address : 26870 Moody Road
State : Los Altos Hills
City : CA
Country : US
Zipcode : 94022

Challenge

The genesis of Hidden Villa Summer Camp in 1945 was a direct response to rampant racism, disenfranchisement, and tension between people who treated each other as fundamentally different. Over 65 years later, these problems have changed in appearance but continue to cause conflict. Our challenge, as educators, is to break down prejudices and cultivate respect by building community within a diverse group of young leaders.

Solution

Hidden Villa's mission is to inspire a just and sustainable future through our programs, land and legacy. As part of Hidden Villa's commitment to social justice, we provide over $350,000 on scholarship and partnership support. Guiding Principles We deliver a wide variety of relevant educational experiences that teach respect for the environment and for each other. We encourage program participation from diverse communities. We engage diverse voices of the community in the design, implementation, delivery, and evaluation of programs and services. We build alliances, internally and externally, between people, programs, and diverse communities to optimize resources and deepen our impact. We care for and sustain the natural, human, and financial resources entrusted to us, as well as the living legacy inspired by the Duveneck family.
We develop young leaders who are committed to social and environmental justice and are equipped with a sense of awe for natural and human beauty, tools for non-violent multicultural community-building, as well as the confidence to make positive change in our families, communities and world. By supporting the scholarship fund you are ensuring that Hidden Villa Summer Camp is accessible to youth of all backgrounds to learn about the environment and social justice, make friends, and have fun.

Long-Term Impact

We see countless examples of former campers who attribute their careers in education, social work, and community organizing to their experience at Camp. Fun Camp activities such as farm chores, hiking, or animal encounters also build confidence, develop leadership abilities, and teach problem-solving and communication skills. Through their shared experiences, Campers build community and experience teamwork, meanwhile exploring the problems and feelings associated with peer pressure and identity.

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