KAMP KUJICHAGULIA 2019: Application Form


June 30th 2019– July 5th, 2019 Together in partnership Acadia University and The Black Educators Association are pleased to now be accepting applications for this year's Kamp Kujichagulia. KUJICHAGULIA (pronounced koo-gee-cha-goo-LEE-ah) is the second of the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Kujichagulia means Self-determination. This year 30 African Nova Scotian students in grades 9, 10, and 11 (ages 14 - 18) are invited to gather for the event. (Students entering grade 9 who are 14 years or older will also be considered, depending upon space.) The objectives of the initiative are as follows: • Motivate African Nova Scotian Learners to attend university/college through positive exposure and participation in university campus life; • Reflect and provide education from an Africentric perspective; • Demonstrate the possibility of combining sports, technology, culture and academics in one’s life; • Stimulate consideration of future employment/career options; • Provide opportunities to interact with other African Nova Scotian learners and with African Nova Scotian role models. APPLICATION PROCESS • The Application Form must be completed and signed by the candidate and a parent/guardian. • The Recommendation Form must be signed by one of the following: School principal, vice-principal, teacher, guidance counselor, EA/TA, Regional Educator, clergy, social worker or Student Support Worker. • Candidates must include with their application a written submission (maximum 1 page) as to why they would like to attend. It can be in the form of an essay, poem, rap/song, letter, short story, etc. • All candidates and parents/guardians must agree to the "Participant Expectations" guidelines (attached) 2019 ● Deadline for submission of applications is Friday June 14th, 2019. Applications may be sent by mail, dropped off in person, or faxed in to the Kentville Black Educators Association office. Successful candidates will be notified by Monday, June 17, 2019. ***If selected to attend Kamp Kujichgulia 2019, participants will be required to confirm their spot within 48 hours of contact; this is necessary as we often have a waiting list. If you are selected, and unable to attend please let us know A.S.A.P. Black Educators Association Provincial Building 136 Exhibition Street Kentville, NS B4N 4E5 Phone: (902) 678-3390 Toll free: 1-888-556-5755 Fax: (902) 679-6181 Once participants are selected, they are required to pay $75.00. Please provide payment no later than the first day of camp. Payable by money order made payable to "Acadia University" with the memo stating “Kamp Kujichagulia”. Participants are responsible for their own transportation. On Sunday, June 30th participants are expected to arrive between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. for registration and orientation. All meals and accommodations will be covered for the duration of the program. As this is an overnight camp, all participants and camp counselors are required to remain in the residence each night. Pick-up time on Friday, July 5th is between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Acadia University. For further information, please feel free to contact the Black Educators Association Valley Regional Educator, Patricia McCulloch at (902) 678-3390 or email at regedsecretary@ns.sympatico.ca . You may also contact Kamp Kujichagulia Director by email kampkuji@outlook.com Thank you, Kamp Kujichagulia Director ************************************************************************** KUJICHAGULIA (pronounced koo-gee-cha-goo-LEE-ah) is the second of the seven principles of Kwanzaa. (In Swahili, the word is accented on the second to last syllable.) Kujichagulia means self-determination


Patricia McCulloch

Phone: (902) 678-3390

Application Form


Nova Scotia