commUnity build

Our “commUnity build” Youth Leadership Retreats are weekend long programs that utilize the power of interaction to enable youth leaders to influence social change. These weekend long retreats bring together diverse young people from all over Western New York to address the challenges of building an inclusive community among people of diverse backgrounds. Participants in these programs focus on improving their understanding of themselves, their family, their community, and the relationships between all three. In engaging and often eye opening ways, delegates to these retreats examine personal and societal stereotypes and prejudices. Graduates of the NFJC Youth Leadership Retreats are charged with using their new found knowledge/understanding of diversity issues as change agents in their communities.

The NFJC of WNY will sponsor two “commUnity build” retreats this year; one for High School students and one for Middle School students. Facilitated and chaperoned by the NFJC staff and a team of trained professionals, they will be hosted at St. Bonaventure University. Delegates in these programs are chosen by recommended by their teachers, counselors, mentors, tutors, faith leaders, etc., and reviewed by the NFJC of WNY to ensure that the most appropriate candidates are selected for participation.

Community Build Middle School 2019


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Download Delegate Application Form

CommUnity Build Retreat forms
These forms must be accompanied by a recommendation. Please see application form for details.
CommUnity Build Retreat Info
These forms must be accompanied by a recommendation. Please see application form for details.

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