Local campers visit Baton Rouge City Hall, Mayor Broome
Several local campers spend a summertime of learning and fun by participating in a local program called, Camp U.N.I.T.E.D. over the past few weeks. Camp U. N. I. T. E. D. (Uplifted, Nurtured, and Inspired Together Each Day), they had the opportunity to participate in daily workshops that focused on leadership development, healthy nutrition and body image, time management skills, communication skills, internet safety, and community/public service. The girls’ primary focus was on the three paths to empowerment as they start their journey into middle school. Their unique journeys began with discovering their individual personal power or the power within. Then, they moved to the power of team or the power of reaching across to work with others. The final path was the power of community/public service or the power of reaching out. The highlights of their camp were a 90 minute SKYPE session with girls their age in Migosi, Kenya, Africa and a field trip to City Hall to meet with Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, Councilwoman Tara Wicker, and Councilman Chandler Loupe. Each girl received a certificate of commendation signed by Mayor Broome and was also given the opportunity to visit the new Metro-Council chambers where they were allowed to participate in a mock Metro-Council meeting. These girls have experienced a unique summer filled with awesome opportunities.