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Youth Workshop: Action! Academy - International Development Summer Camp - July 25 - 29

Youth Workshop: Action! Academy - International Development Summer Camp - July 25 - 29

Find out what it takes to work in the field of international aid with Mercy Corps and Saturday Academy for a week of hands-on exploration into global and local community development. For students entering 9th - 12th grades.

When: 9 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday, July 25 - 29, 2011

Where: Mercy Corps Action Center, 28 SW 1st Avenue, Portland, OR 97204; 503-896-5002

Cost: $399

Learn how food security, conflict management, and climate change programs are created and connect with involved youth from around the world. Take action by practicing your new skills in ‘place-making’ projects with a local community-building non-profit. Spend each morning examining global issues through interactive workshops, guest speakers, and multi-media exhibits. Afternoons will be spent in the field observing, examining, and taking part in community building projects.

Mercy Corps, an international humanitarian aid organization based in Portland, specializes in community-based development projects in more than 40 countries around the world.

Mercy Corps Instructors Julie Koehler and Kendra Manton lead this workshop, combining a rich curriculum with guest speakers and site visits to various organizations around Portland. Koehler has worked on many different projects in Afghanistan, Guatemala, China, and Mongolia. She teaches a course at PSU on Gender and International Development and brings her love of alternative education models to the exploration of the international development field. Kendra Manton has spent the majority of her career in the field teaching experiential education programs around the country and the globe.

For more details - and to enroll in the class visit Saturday Academy's website:


nilima's picture

I wish i could attend this

I wish i could attend this one!!!

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