Some Gwinnett students will enjoy a last blast of summer and a head start on leadership lessons through two summer camps hosted by Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) Community-Based Mentoring Program. A Leadership Camp will be held at Moore Middle School in Lawrenceville while the Hispanic Mentoring Priority Summer Program will take place at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross. Both camps will run July 15-19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Boys and girls attending the camp at Moore Middle School will take part in hands-on, engaging activities involving leadership skills, team building, financial literacy, etiquette, civic engagement, creative arts and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The sessions will be taught by GCPS employees as well as representatives from business and community organizations such as Square One for Youth, Skyworks Aerial Solutions, GUIDE, Inc., and BB&T.
The students also will participate in recreational activities, including basketball, jumping rope, kickball, volleyball and a golf clinic sponsored by Square One for Youth. The Summer Leadership Camp hosted at Moore Middle School will conclude on Friday with a trip for the young men and women to Stone Mountain Park.
The campers at Meadowcreek High will explore the diversity around them, engage in STEM-related activities, explore “The Library Train,” and enjoy a fun and educational field trip to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
The GCPS Community Based Mentoring Program’s mission is to provide community-based mentoring to students and help their social and academic development. The program also recruits, trains and retains men and women who serve as mentors, providing support and encouragement to at risk middle school students. The GCPS Mentoring Program’s goal is to help students make decisions that will positively impact their lives and prepare them for high school.
Registration for both camps is now closed. Media outlets interested in visiting the camps contact: James_Rayford@gwinnett.k12.ga.us (770) 277-4485, Moore Middle camp, and Nury_Crawford@gwinnett.k12.ga.us, (770) 277-4489, Meadowcreek High camp.