The Guelph Black Heritage Society is offering its Dream Makers Summer Camp programs again this year.
The goal is to offer a safe haven for young people - "an area to develop friendships, to learn from their mentors and to allow them the opportunity to feed their souls by creating a space to have the freedom to be creative, the freedom to dream and the freedom to realize anything is possible," according to a news release.
There will be two sessions of Dream Makers this summer:
- Session 1 - July 3 - 14, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Heritage Hall, 83 Essex Street, Guelph
- Session 2 - Aug. 14 - 25, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 2 p..m at the Heritage Hall, 83 Essex Street, Guelph
Session 1 Outline
- Week 1 - July 3 - 7, 2023 - Code Black. A Black-centered program where students will learn how to build a basic interactive website using HTML and Java.
- Week 2 - July 10 - 14, 2023 - Entrepreneurial Camp. Students will learn how to create their own business name, concept, and logo. By the end of the program, they will have the skills to create their own website and opportunity to showcase their work.
- Guest speaker Kween from The Kween Company
Session 2 Outline:
- Week 1 - Aug. 14 - 18, 2023 - Entrepreneurial Camp. Students will learn how to create their own business name, concept, and logo. By the end of the program, they will have the skills to create their own website and opportunity to showcase their work.
- Week 2 - Aug. 21 - 25, 2023 - Engineering Camp. Students will gain an understanding of what engineering is and the different fields of engineering. The program includes an introduction to the design process, and basic hands-on experience in various areas of engineering. By the end of the program, students should have a basic understanding of electrical, mechanical, civil, and software engineering concepts, and be able to apply these concepts to solve problems.
- Guest speaker Kelvin Nyeusi-Mawazo from Black Sun Comics.
This program is open to all members of the community and there is no charge to register. Space is limited.
To register and for more information click here.
Established in 2011, the mission of the Guelph Black Heritage Society is to restore and maintain Heritage Hall, originally known as the British Methodist Episcopal (BME) Church, built in 1880 by formerly enslaved Black individuals and their descendants who arrived in the area via the Underground Railroad.
The building is a cultural, historical and social community centre serving to promote Guelph and Wellington County's distinctive place in Southwestern Ontario's rich Black heritage.