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Unitown

Unitown has been offered to high schools since 2000.  This two-day retreat for high school students and teachers from one high school 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.

Each Unitown group writes a "School Action Plan for Inclusion" before they return to their campus. As part of their action plans, Unitowners often return to their campuses and form "Unity" or "Unitown" clubs, where they meet to continue the work they did together during Unitown.  JCA highly recommends the materials available through the City of Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission for developing a Youth Diversity Council at your school.  More resources, tools, and information can be found at www.rcdcydc.org.

High schools from across Arkansas are invited to contact Elizabeth Akama-Makia, Youth Programs Director, for more information on how to schedule a Unitown at your school.  Available time slots are limited, so contact JCA today!

To read what students have to say about Unitown for Teens:
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    1400 West Markham, Suite 405
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
501-372-5129