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Diversity Student Leadership Camp in June to focus on multicultural and cross-cultural diversity experiences
Posted 04/05/2016 01:30PM

The Office of Multicultural Education at Misericordia University is hosting the 2016 Diversity Student Leadership Camp from June 19-25 on campus for high school students entering 10th, 11th and 12th grades. This year's camp will focus on multicultural and cross-cultural diversity experiences as well as the college application and preparation process.

The mission of the Office of Multicultural Education is to foster a welcoming and vibrant environment through innovative informational programming, civic engagement, leadership development, and mentoring opportunities.

"The overall objective is to promote, educate and embrace the many cultures, traditions, ideas and backgrounds of a vibrant campus community and world,'' said Charmaine Aguilar, multicultural student outreach coordinator at Misericordia University. "We believe that education is the key to success, and we would like to reach our community to promote education and college access.''

In addition to the multicultural and cross-cultural diversity experiences at the camp, participants will also gain knowledge about the college application and preparation process. Sessions will address how to break down the barriers to college access, including SAT and ACT prep, understanding the application process, as well as explaining the differences between grants, loans, financial aid and scholarships. The annual camp also will address residence life for resident and commuter students.

"We work to improve the cultural, financial, economic, social and educational literacy of students,'' added Aguilar. "The ultimate goal of the camp is to develop well-rounded students who will be able to make good decisions when applying to college so they can attend the institution of their choice.''

For more information about the 2016 Diversity Student Leadership Camp at Misericordia University, please contact your high school's guidance counselor or contact Charmaine Aguilar at (570) 674-6160 or e-mail her at caguilar@misericordia.edu.

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