The winner (selected by a small panel of diversity leaders) will receive a free Kindle. The contest began on January 1st and runs until February 29th. Rules and an entry form can be found at http://www.facebook.com/
The American population has more than tripled during the 20th century and population growth is fastest among minorities, with immigrants and their U.S.-born descendants expected to provide future population gains.
Kevin Gordon, Camp Kupugani’s director says, “As our U.S. population becomes more diverse, teaching kids to respect for differences is more important than ever before! I myself am the Canadian-born son of Jamaican immigrants, I have experienced discrimination and bullying first-hand and my goal at Kupugani is to teach young people to ‘raise themselves up,’ which is what Kupugani means.”
About Camp Kupugani
Camp Kupugani is located within 120 acres of forest along the Leaf River, about two hours from Chicago. Their programs, revolving around instilling bonds of friendship trust, and tolerance, include options for girls ages 7-15, a boys camp, mother/daughter weekends, team building programs, and rental facilities for retreats. Their monthly e-newsletter focuses on issues such as empowerment, diversity, bullying, self-esteem, and activities that parents/teachers can use to teach tolerance. www.campkupugani.com
About Kevin Gordon, Director
A Harvard University graduate in psychology and the Canadian-born son of Jamaican immigrants, Kevin has worked with children for more the 25 years. He has worked at a number of camps, traveled throughout Europe and Africa (and wrote a book chronicling his African adventures titled Not Yet African). A graduate of the University of California Berkeley School of Law, he also worked for a top-100 law firm to further his leadership experience.