IncluCity is a cutting edge, time-tested, human relations program for high school students, designed to empower youth to create respectful and just communities. For four days during the school year, young adults from Omaha metro area high schools enjoy the peaceful settings at Carol Joy Holling Retreat Center in Ashland, Nebraska.
Our time-tested curriculum is designed to engage students in productive dialogue around issues of race, class, faith, ability, gender, sexual orientation, age and appearance. Delegates (students) learn the impact of prejudice on their own lives as well as the lives of others, and define for themselves their role and responsibility in creating inclusive and respectful communities.
IncluCity is a place to:
- Break down barriers of prejudice and oppression by enhancing diversity awareness
- Learn about cultures, faiths, ethnicities, etc.
- Enhance dialogue and other essential skills within safe and comfortable settings
- Build and live in an inclusive community
- Explore who we are in relationship to each other and the environments
that surround us
- Learn about your responsibility as a leader to create more inclusive communities
- Build cross-cultural lasting relationships
Who can attend IncluCity?
- Any young adult age 15-20 years old and is enrolled at the sponsoring school and is recruited by school staff.
- Applicants should be emotionally prepared to discuss tough issues such as: racism, gender roles, faith, class, sexism, culture, and more.
IncluCity is facilitated at Camp Carol Joy Holling, located at 27416 Ranch Road, Ashland, Nebraska 68003, just North of Mahoney State Park.
For more information, please contact your high school's counseling department/ IncluCity Advisor or Colin McGrew, Inclusive Communities’ Senior Program Partner at Colin@inclusive-communities.org