CHANGE MAKERS PROGRAM
“Education without social action is a one-sided value because it has no true power potential. Social action without education is a weak expression of pure energy. Deeds uninformed by educated thought can take false directions. When we go into action and confront our adversaries, we must be as armed with knowledge as they. Our policies should have the strength of deep analysis beneath them to be able to challenge the clever sophistries of our opponents.”
– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King
What is the Change Makers Program?
This exciting, growing program is an intensive skill-building program that is offered to highly motivated middle school and high school students. The program guides students through the process of building an advocacy/community change campaign targeting hunger in their community. Within this process students are increasingly given responsibility, mapping community assets and challenges, gaining experience facilitating and public speaking, and taking a greater role in guiding their own experience.
What are Change Maker Summer Retreats?
Beginning in summer 2014, the Food Bank will be offering two or three-day retreats for youth. These will incorporate activities from the Hunger Scholars and Change Makers programs, service projects, team-building activities and community speakers. These retreats will encourage youth to take what they have learned back to their school, church, service group or community and work with peers toward making change in their communities. Ideally these retreats would be offered twice in the summer for students with a potential third retreat scheduled for a long weekend during the school year. Stay tuned for more information on this soon!
How Do I Schedule Change Maker Workshops?
If you are interested in having your student group participate in the Hunger Scholars Program, please contact the Community Engagement Coordinator to schedule a workshop series.
For more information contact:
Randi Lynn Quackenbush, Community Engagement Coordinator
at 607.796.6061 x4039 or email