BEETS Host World Youth at Rosa Parks

7.29.16-RP-Wkday-With-NW-JH_MT_IMG_20160729_101805552On July 29, 2016 The Civic Leadership Institute (CLI) youth made their second year visit to CommunityGrows as part of their summer site at UC Berkeley. 7.29.16-RP-Wkday-With-NW-JH_IMG_71437.29.16-RP-Wkday-With-NW-JH_IMG_7166The Civic Leadership Institute (CLI) is a three-week summer service-learning program for outstanding high school students throughout the world who are completing grades 9 through 12. The program combines hands-on education, meaningful service, powerful speakers and seminars, and an unforgettable residential experience for a summer that students describe as “life-changing.”7.29.16-RP-Wkday-With-NW-JH_IMG_71407.29.16-RP-Wkday-With-NW-JH_IMG_71477.29.16-RP-Wkday-With-NW-JH_IMG_7155
The Civic Leadership Institute is a collaboration between the Civic Education Project, based at Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development, and Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth. These youth joined our Summer BEETS cohort to work at Rosa Parks Elementary School gardens. Some of the countries represented were South Korea, Germany, Jamaica and Thailand.7.29.16-RP-Wkday-With-NW-JH_IMG_7156 We started the day off with an opening circle where each group talked about who they are and what they do. Then the BEETS led an icebreaker, “Biggest Fan”, which is a rock, paper, scissors tournament. We did a lot of weeding, mulching, clearing out the chicken coop, soil blocking and organized the shed. Then we ended the day with a closing circle of what we learned or will walk away with. A great time with youth from around the world. Thank you for joining us!