"Youth so educated are dangerous." The Agents of Change celebrated their last day of camp yesterday by sharing their projects with friends, family, and Peaslee fam, including the designs for their social justice change makers board game, all while sporting their sweet tie dye Agents t-shirts, courtesy of Ms. Jenn's elbow grease 😎. We're sad the summer is over but looking forward to what the school year will bring with these brilliant minds. #peasleecenter #agentsofchange #eachoneteachone #thisisotr ... See MoreSee Less
Peaslee Neighborhood Center’s Agents of Change program brings together 11-15 year olds in the urban core of Over-the-Rhine to explore how to bring about positive social change through self-expression. With the help of the Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati and other friends of Peaslee, Agents recently took their first camping trip to Hueston Woods State Park. Although we had a wonderful time, the experience was dampened when the vast majority of our kids’ personal belongings were stolen from our tents while we were swimming.
Despite anger, disappointment and a rainstorm, our kids ended the night dancing and singing camp songs around the fire while we roasted marshmallows, showing their remarkable level of maturity and perspective. Our hope is that this isolated incident won’t turn our kids off from camping forever. (For most, it was a first ever experience.) As we primarily serve low-income families, we are also hoping to offset their personal and financial loss. So we’re reaching out to ask for donations in order to purchase gift cards to give our students to help replace the backpacks and clothes that were stolen. Follow this link to make a donation: peasleecenter.org/donate/
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