1995, the Ameritech/UIC/CPS Computer Scholars Camp is a three-week
camp designed to introduce students to the latest computer technology.
Students cover in 15 days what regular students might cover in an
entire summer, including designing their own Web page.
New to the
camp this summer is the Urban Youth Leadership Program. Directed
by UIC kinesiologist Don Hellison, the program is based on a model
of youth empowerment through leadership. The model, aimed at motivating
youth to take personal and social responsibility at school, home
and in the community, encourages the practice of nonviolent conflict
resolution organized around specific physical activities.
provide computer instruction and classroom assistance, while team
leaders supervise the students' progress and serve as mentors. Students
receive classroom instruction and leadership training four days
a week, with one weekday for field trips.
the UIC College of Business Administration, Ameritech and the Chicago
Public Schools, the Computer Scholars Camp is a working example
of a university, corporate and community partnership.