MLK's legacy comes to life this summer in special camp

Camp Now

- Martin Luther King, Junior lived what he preached- a life of non violence. For decades, students have studied that in school. Now, the message is coming out of the history books and into real life through a camp sponsored by the King Center.

Camp Now brings young people between the ages of 13 and 18 face to face with those who walked the walk with Dr. King and other civil rights leaders and empowers them thru seminars.

Many of those seminars focus on how to take the message of non violence back to their schools and communities.

Savannah Bridges, a 16 year old from outside Charlotte, North Carolina attended last year's camp.
She's coming back this year to volunteer.  And, she says what she learned has changed her life forever.

Bridges says she wants to be a good steward of the planet and also wants to devote her life to public service.

It's that message the camp's director hopes resonates with all those who attend the camp this summer.

This year, there will be something new- a focus on technology and entrepreneurship.  But, while there are new additions- the focus remains the same.... teaching non-violence 365.

Learn more about Camp Now here.

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