[Source: Arizona State University] — Parents who would like to help their children develop interpersonal and leadership skills while learning how to be engaged in their local communities have a new opportunity this summer. Arizona State University’s Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership (CCEL) is launching a Civic Engagement Summer Camp that will bring civic involvement alive for children entering grades three through eight. The weeklong camp, to be held at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus, will be offered three times, during the weeks of June 7, 14, and 21. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Student participants will learn how they can make a positive impact in the community. Activities include field trips to civic locations including courts, the Arizona Legislature and Phoenix City Hall. Campers will actively engage in age-appropriate collaborative projects, simulations, and conversations with local leaders. The experience will culminate with a town hall meeting, led by the students, to which family and community members will be invited. [Note: Read the full article at Downtown Phoenix summer camp for kids to help build engaged citizens.]