Wednesday, February 11, 2009

‘We Are Able’ workcamp seeks participants.

The Church of the Brethren is offering a workcamp for intellectually disabled youth and young adults (ages 16-23) and volunteer service partners of the same age, from July 6-10 in New Windsor, Md. The "We Are Able" workcamp will enable intellectually disabled youth and young adults to serve as volunteers in a supportive environment designed to overcome their challenges and honor their gifts.

The workcamp will be coordinated by Jeanne Davies, coordinator of the Workcamp Ministry, and directed by Julie Foster, a postsecondary transition educator and coordinator for the Harrisonburg (Va.) City Public Schools in the Shenandoah Valley Regional Special Education Program. Foster works with intellectually disabled young adults in a post secondary education program emphasizing employment readiness and community living skills.

To apply as a youth or young adult service partner, or as a participant with I.D., go to the registration page at and download the informational letter and application. Return the application to the Workcamp Office, 1451 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL 60120.

-- Jeanne Davies coordinates the Church of the Brethren’s Workcamp ministry.

Source: 2/12/2009 Newsline Extra

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