Black Belt Legacy Camp

"Inspiring young leaders to build upon the legacy of Alabama’s Black Belt Region"

Date TBA


The Black Belt Legacy Camp is a collaborative project between the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach and The Black Belt Community Foundation.

Goal

To inspire students in the Black Belt region through activities to:

  • Effect change in their community
  • Embrace traditions passed down from generations
  • Strive for success and become strong leaders in the community
Strategy

This program is part of the University Strategic Plan for Grades K-12 where the overarching goal is for “Auburn University to be recognized as a key resource for the community in the state through outreach to targeted school districts”. Auburn University Outreach in conjunction with the Black Belt Community Foundation will provide a week long residential summer camp to students. This summer camp will be a unique and exceptional way for students to engage in activities on the campus of Auburn University. They will participate in a variety of activities that will focus on:

  • Leadership
  • Team Building
  • Community Engagement
  • Career Exploration
Target Population:

This summer camp will target 12 counties in the Black Belt region:

Bullock County, Choctaw County, Dallas County, Greene County, Hale County, Lowndes County, Macon County, Marengo County, Perry County, Pickens County, Sumter County and Wilcox County

Five students from each county will be accepted as a participant in the Black Belt Legacy Camp. The students will be solicited from both public and private schools. The purpose of selecting students from both the private and public school sector is (1) to increase the diversity of the students participating in the program and (2) allow students the opportunity to engage with students from other backgrounds and learn how to work together and build a sense of community.

Dates & Location of the Camp
  • Dates: TBA
  • Location: Campus of Auburn University
Costs

There are no costs to the students for participation in this camp. Students will be housed in one of the resident dormitories on campus and meals will be provided at campus dining facilities. Camp participants will have 24/7 counselor supervision.

Transportation

Transportation will be provided to and from the camp location. Parents/Guardians will be responsible for getting your child to the pick-up location. The students will board the bus for Auburn on Sunday June 16th, 2013 from the Black Belt Community Foundation main office in Selma, AL. The address is 609 Lauderdale Street, Selma, AL 36702. Students must arrive at 11am. The buses will depart promptly at 12 noon. If a student misses the bus, it will be the parent/guardian’s responsibility to get the student to Auburn.

The bus will return the Black Belt Community Foundation Office in Selma on TBA. Parents/Guardians must be at the BBCF main office by 7pm to pick up their student.

Requirements
  1. Must be a student in between 9th - 11th grade
  2. Must attend a school in one of the 12 counties of the Black Belt Region
  3. Submit an application and one page essay on the topic “What is your legacy?”
  4. Five students will be selected from each county to participate in the camp based on essay submissions
  5. Please fill out the application and essay form and return it to the designated representative (Teacher, School Counselor or Community Associate) no later than TBA.
Application
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Contact Information

If you are interested in attending or would like more information on this camp, please contact the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach at 334.844.5700.

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Last Updated: April 3, 2014