Hancock County Teens-A-Million Center
POWER: Let Your Voice Be Heard!
Summer Camp 2011 was held June 6th to July 15th Monday through Friday at the Teen Center from 8:30am-3:00pm. Summer camp is offered each year to youth ages 11-19.
This year, Teens-A-Million planned a camp designed to enrich the lives of the students through exploring government and civic engagement. Students learned the importance of participating in the voting process, as well as advocacy techniques which can be used to effectively bring about change in the community. Students chose a subject to lobby for; researched the funding, created flyers, and participated in a successful letter writing campaign to the local newspaper.
In addition, Teens-A-Million promotes cultural development through daily contact with a variety of hobbies, including arts and crafts, horseback riding, computers, photography, piano, and percussion classes. Students were also exposed to classes focusing on personal health and adolescent development. Some of these subjects included etiquette, alcohol and drug prevention, nutrition, and internet safety.
This summer's activities lead to the closing ceremony; where students shared their summer experiences with friends and family. Camp ended this year with a trip to Washington, D.C. During the trip, students toured famous museums and visited numerous historical memorials. Following a guided tour of the US Capitol Building, students were given a unique opportunity to meet United States Senator Johnny Isakson.