Help Kenya Raise $200 for CYAP!
When I first learned about Carolina Youth Action Project, I was immediately drawn to the work of this organization. I saw a place where the transformative development of young people was happening. I saw a place where young people were allowed to experience freedom in their expression and identity.
Our young people remind and encourage me to commit to imagination and reflection as a daily practice. They are the freest young people I have ever met.
This summer at Rock Camp, I got the opportunity to facilitate a workshop with our younger campers about Myths of the Civil Rights Movement. For 90 minutes, I worked with 9, 10, and 11 year olds and their questions challenged me, their creativity impressed me. In the middle of our session, the group noticed that two campers were not actively participating and took time to check on these two other young people, even asking for a break so that everyone could get focused again.
These are things that show me that CYAP’s commitment to collective liberation takes root with even our youngest campers. They knew that their new friends needed to experience support and empathy. The younger campers, who we affectionately call the “littles,” continue to remind me that we all need a little support, empathy, love, and trust in order to create a new reality and in order to continue this work, we need your support.
Please donate today and help me reach my fundraising goal of $200! If I reach my goal, an anonymous donor has agreed to match the donations which would mean CYAP would receive $400!