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Events, Conferences & Retreats

This year, The Diversity Center's School & Youth Events will center on the use of storytelling as a tool for understanding self-identity and community.  Stories, whether written, oral, or visual, transcend cultural boundaries and have the potential to lead young people into a powerful space of discovery.


2013-2014 School Year

Spring High School Conference
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio

Featuring a performance by Dancing Wheels Company & School

Click here for the registration form U:\Program Staff\Retreats\SPRING\HS Spring Conference\2014\Registration HS Spr14.pdf


Summer 2014
Camp STARR (Students Talking About Race Relations)
Monday, June 9 - Thursday, June 12, 2014
Camp Joy, Cincinnati, Ohio

Camp STARR is a four-day overnight experience for 25 high school students who exhibit a committed interest in diversity and inclusion. Participants will visit Ft. Ancient Archaeological Park and The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in addition to participating in a simulation of the Trail of Tears. 

Throughout the week, students are challenged both physically and emotionally through team-building activities and discussion.  On the final day of camp, the students are guests of Kings Island Amusement Park.

Click here for the Camp STARR info sheet
Click here for the Camp STARR registration packet
Click here for the Camp STARR medical release form


Summer 2014
High School Retreat
Thursday, October 16 - Saturday, October 18, 2014
Camp Wise, Chardon, Ohio

Over 150 students and educators representing various Northeast Ohio high schools spend 2 ½ days participating in the fall retreat.  Held at a local camp site, students are placed in core groups and spend the time participating in activities and discussions focused on a pre-determined diversity-theme.  In addition, participants take part in large group activities and simulations that support the eradication of bias, bigotry rand racism in their respective communities and beyond. Students also partake in camp staples such as campfires; low/high ropes courses and a variety of teambuilding exercises.

Living Voices 2014
Living Voices presents dynamic solo performances uniquely combined with archival film that turns history into a moving, personal journey.


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Fall Fall  High School Retreat
October 2012


Leadership Lunch Leadership Luncheon
January 2013


campstarr Spring Middle School Conference
March 2013


Camp STARR 2013

Underwritten by Fifth Third Bank
June 2013

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