I initially joined UniCamp as a camper and instantly fell in love with the magic that is so specific and unique to camp. Now eight years later, I am coming back to camp as a Head Counselor Assistant for Session 3, The Village Session. I came back as a counselor to be a role model for other people like me because I feel there is a lack of inspiration, and that is a huge motivation for me.
This year, Session 3: Community Empowerment will be partnering with The Village Nation. The Village Nation is a wonderful organization that focuses on supporting African American students to achieve both academically and holistically. Their approach isn’t just to get their kids to test higher or study better. They educate their kids on their heritage, celebrate their culture and provide them with a space to communicate openly about strong members of their community. I couldn’t be more excited to start our training and get up to camp with our kids.
Spearmint is a fourth-year Psychology major at UCLA and a Head Counselor Assistant for Session 3: Community Empowerment (2016).
Compiled by Viridiana “Chancla” Flores.