February 19th at Arkansas 4H Center
has been offered to high schools since 2000. This three day/ two night retreat for high school students and teachers from high schools around the state prepares participants to be leaders in making their school more inclusive and accepting of diversity.
Up to 50 students along with faculty members examine prejudice and discrimination, and gain the skills they need to become energetic leaders in their classrooms, halls and communities. Students become effective in youth conflict resolution
, and teachers tell us that the Unitown experience gives them a "new respect and understanding" of their students and a "new enthusiasm" for teaching.
By the end of the retreat, groups write a "School Action Plan for Inclusion" before they return to their campus. As part of their action plans, each school establishes a Diversity Action Team
,where they meet to continue the work they did together during Unitown.
High schools from across Arkansas are invited to contact Rhonna Wade
for more information on how to have your school represented at the conference.
Available time slots are limited, so contact JCA today!
UNITOWN DESCRIPTION PDF
To read what students have to say about Unitown: