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Ourtown for Teens
July 27 - August 2, 2014

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Formerly known as Anytown, Ourtown for Teens will be held July 27 - August 2, 2014 at Ferncliff Conference Center in western Pulaski County.  This unique, week-long residential youth leadership training retreat is for Arkansas high school students of different race, cultures and religions.  Participants experience and gain respect for diversity, while learning effective leadership skills.  Ourtown for Teens graduates take the skills learned at this camp back to their communities to be effective leaders in breaking down the barriers that often divide us. 

 Student leaders entering 10th, 11th or 12th grades who are ready to identify and address prejudice should apply for this retreat.  Applicants should have a strong desire to help build a world of acceptance, understanding and peace.

Ourtown for Teens delegates:
  • Interact with a diverse group of students from across Arkansas
  • Share their experiences and hear different world perspectives
  • Learn more about themselves
  • See the world in a different way.
Topics explored at Ourtown for Teens include:
  • Racial, ethnic and cultural identity
  • Stereotypes and discrimination
  • Gender roles and sexuality
  • Inter-religious respect
  • Building an inclusive community
Ourtown for Teens is recognized as one of the nation's premier youth leadership programs and incorporates interactive, experiential activities such as group discussions, role playing, guest presentations, skits and games. And of course, there's plenty of fun!  The bonds formed by delegates during Ourtown often turn into lifelong friendships.

Students entering 10th, 11th and 12th grades are invited to contact Elizabeth Akama-Makia, Youth Programs Director, for more information.  

A special THANK YOU to Legacy Termite and Pest Control for your generous sponsorship of Ourtown for Teens 2013!  

We also want to thank the following people, without whose support Ourtown would not be possible:

Susan Altrui
Dr. Jon Bates
Lara Beard
Governor & Mrs. Mike Beebe
Kirk Bradshaw
Anthony & Shelia Brooks
Sandra Jackson Brown
Chenal Family Therapy
Charles Deville
Nan & Rex Enoch
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Fuller
Dr. Elizabeth C. Gath
Scott Hamilton
Alfred L. Hampton
Mary Helen & Joe Henry
Colette Honorable 
Tonya Hooks
Jennie Johnson
Margaret A. Johnston
Shirley Jones
Phil Kaplan
Janna Knight
Elizabeth Kuykendall
Andrew & Jo Lawton
Bobbye & Gene Levy
Pat & John Lile
Marie T. Lindquist
Yasmine & Ron Mathieu
Stephanie Meincke
Debra Milam
Jennifer Milwee
Regan Gruber Moffatt
Yvette & Andrew Parker
Jennifer Pierce
David Prince
Pat Riley, Jr.
Stacy Sells
Toby Sernel
Lottie Shackelford
Baxter Sharp
Hallie L. Shoffner
Michael Smith
Angie & Steve Spencer
Carolyn Staley
Trip Strauss
Ashvin Vibhakar


Read what past delegates have to say about Ourtown for Teens here.

    1400 West Markham, Suite 405
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201