Peacebuilders Staff are really excited to meet our first week campers tomorrow morning! We thought you might like to get to know a bit about them, too.
Our first twenty campers will be coming from urban, suburban, and rural areas of Georgia, including Leesburg, Clarkston, Atlanta, Powder Springs, Snellville, Americus, Woodstock, Bronwood, and Quitman.
They speak the following languages: English, Swahili, Spanish, Chin
They identify as Christian, Muslim, and agnostic, and they attend public, charter, and home schools.
We know they are interesting, talented, and passionate young people! Here are some of their answers from questions we asked when they registered for camp:
What are your favorite hobbies or activities? yoga, theater, seeing how people live, crossword puzzles, playing badminton, boxing, baking
Tell us something new you’ve learned recently.
- I learned how to do exponential functions.
- Being friendly can bring peace.
- If you see a different person’s perspective you might be able to see ideas in a different way.
- I’ve learned that to be good at something, you must practice.
- To dance
What are three of your talents or strengths?
- contortion, singing, cooking
- beatboxing, drawing, dancing
- I speak Spanish, draw, and run fast.
- I am good at caring for my family. I also can communicate with new people to make them happy.
- singing, helping others, and helping lift heavy stuff
- I can make a four leaf clover with my tongue. I’m really good at writing too.
Who is a mentor or hero of yours?
- Stephen Hawking
- My parents. I am so thankful for them.
- My teachers are my mentors because they never give up when students are having a hard time.
- Lin Manuel Miranda
- James Barry. James Barry was the fake name Margaret Ann Bulky. Under this name, she became a military surgeon. She had to hide the fact she was women simply to practice medicine.
- Messi, because I like soccer.
What is one way you’d like to see the world change?
- I want everyone to love each other! It doesn’t matter how anyone looks.
- I want to see robots everywhere I go.
- I would make the earth into a giant pizza, so, people would never have to pay for food.
- I would like to see the world free of racism.
- I just want peace and love in the world so that poverty, wars, and genocides can stop.
Can you tell why we are so much looking forward to spending a week with these young people?