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CULTIVATING URBAN YOUTH AS COMMUNITY LEADERS ROOTED IN ANCESTRAL WISDOM AND ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
CULTIVATING URBAN YOUTH AS COMMUNITY LEADERS ROOTED IN ANCESTRAL WISDOM AND ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

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This first week of LA Rooted has been amazing. All the new faces have been learned, and numbers of boundaries have been expanded. The first day you could see the excitement in the nervous faces. We learned about something new everyday.

One of our Youth reflection:

The first day we learned about pedestrian safety, native plants, and compost. It’s amazing to know that trees communicate through mycorrhizal fungi. Which is basically microscopic fungi.

Photography and our first day of bike riding was just a few of the highlights of the second day. There was also a wonderful lunch and rejuvenating peach/plum/nectarine smoothie made by one of our extravagant mentors named Johnny. I decided to dub the smoothie, along with another camp mate, “spring wedding.”

By far our third day was the spiritual, intense, beautiful, tree-filled, tomato-faced, and deep-breathing day. We started the day with a few gnarly hills on the way to Elysian Park. After a snack or two, we started a few self-care activities. We stretched, did some funky dance moves, and had our alone time in the grass

Next we did a reflection art piece where we also learned how to care for others. Finally, at the end of the day we sang ful-filling song called Riptide. Which was accompanied by the ukelele which one of the youth named Jeremiah was playing.

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Overall the first week of camp was filled with knowledge, love, and the caring of others. I am ecstatic for the following weeks of LA Rooted.

 

-Bridget Rojas, 3rd year LA Rooted alumni
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                       LA ROOTED & Everything is Medicine PRESENTS
                                   Radical Youth Summer Camp 2013
                       
                 Recruiting ages 12-17 (younger youth will be considered)    
We strongly encourage woman, queer, trans youth of color to participate.

       THE PURPOSE OF LA ROOTED IS TO CULTIVATE URBAN YOUTH AS    
            COMMUNITY LEADERS ROOTED IN ANCESTRAL WISDOM AND
                                         ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

THE INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES ARE INTENDED TO FOSTER LEADERSHIP IN STUDENTS. THE COURSES ARE HANDS-ON, INTERACTIVE AND TAKE PLACE AT THE GARDEN OR DURING FIELDTRIPS.

STUDENTS WILL BE LEARNING ABOUT NUTRITION AND COOKING, L.A. NATIVE PLANT CARE, CYCLING, KAYAKING, THEATER, COMPOSTING, GARDENING, CAMPING, TRADITIONAL CEREMONIES, ART,HEALTHY BODIES, MIND, AND SOUL AND MUCH MORE.

THIS PROGRAM CULMINATES WITH A YOUTH LEAD ART EXHIBIT FOR THE COMMUNITY THAT RAISES AWARENESS OF ALL THE TOPICS THEY FOUND IMPORTANT.
THE PRESENTERS ARE INTERGENERATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL, CHEFS, ARTIST AND COMMUNITY LEADERS.

Participation in this program includes:
-Lunches
-Helmets
-Camping 
-Transportation
-Container garden
-Incredible knowledge & wisdom

Location: Anobolic Momunent in Los Angeles State Historic Park
Program dates: July 9th-August 3rd. We will meet every TUE, WED & THUR.9:30-4:00pm
Deadline to sign up: July 1st
To sign-up emaiL:  losangelesrooted@gmail.com or call 323-452-3707

Cost: The cost of the program depends on your ability to pay. The price of the program is $100 per week. We offer partial and full scholarships. We encourage people to apply for our scholarship if you are unable to afford the full cost especially if you are unemployed, recently immigrated, undocumented, single parent, etc. No one turned away from lack of funds.

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L.A Rooted Summer camp is collaborating with Everything is Medicine. check out their blog!
More information about the location where students will be learning
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