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“I have attended Camp STARR two times, and both times I had a wonderful time learning new things and meeting new people. I think that our time a Camp STARR has allowed us to expand our minds and to discuss far more than normal about race relations”
Davon, Camp STARR Participant, 2013, 2014
“I was amazed at seeing the transformation my students went through during and after the High School Retreat. I found great potential in each and every one of the participants and hidden talents brought out to the front from every student of mine. They showed and lived the meaning of real unity in diversity and how we are one global family in the learning and working community.”
Educator, Lincoln West High School
"I applaud what the Diversity Center does and all it stands for, I am taking a course on multiculturalism for counselors at Kent State and have become even more sensitized for the need for what you do. The Center is on the cutting edge of inclusivity, appreciation and understanding for all people and cultures."
Marylin Wise, Recommendation on Facebook
Justin Bachman, Student at Solon High School & Public Speaker
"The event was outstanding and I see a great partnership between our two organizations forming! The kids loved it, as did I. I was very impressed with the entire program, the food was top notch as well. And for one of my students to be honored as Diversity Champion really made me feel great."
Shane Parker, Educator at Akros Middle School
2012 Youth Leadership Luncheon
"Thank you so much for having us at the Leadership Luncheon last Friday. The students and I really enjoyed ourselves. It was a really special event and it meant a lot for us to be there. Well done!"
Kelsey Whitacre, Educator at Independence High School
2012 Youth Leadership Luncheon
"Loved this camp! I am totally coming back next year and I wish more people could have this experience."
"Because of this experience I learned what an ally is, and that I am one. I also learned that I have great leadership skills."
"I had so much fun! This was a once in a lifetime opportunity that has left an imprint on my mind and has changed my life forever. I would love to thank all of you, for all the work you do!"
Students who attended the 2011 Fall High School Retreat
"I will be a friend to someone being bullied and stand up for LGBT kids and teens."
"Because of this experience I now think differently about people who happen to be gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, etc. I accept them more and I am more sensitive about their feelings."
"I am happy that I was able to come here today. I experienced a lot of new things. I also got to meet a lot of intelligent new people. Thank you for giving me the honor of coming here today."
Students who attended the 2011 Fall Middle School Conference
“The Diversity Center’s continued delivery of this program serves as an important curricular component for our students. The feedback from our faculty and students has been overwhelmingly positive. Students enjoy recounting their favorite parts and faculty members appreciate the opportunity for a unique presentation to supplement classroom materials. It is fascinating to me that the most powerful historical lessons our students learn, come not from history books or film, but from opportunities to experience and understand historical events from one person’s perspective.”
Lou Salza, Lawrence School
Fall 2011 Living Voices