Diversity Camp teaches Youth Acceptance, Tolerance

By: Clare Kaley Email
By: Clare Kaley Email

Teaching acceptance and tolerance to our young community can be difficult. That's why members of our community teamed up with YWCA to teach our youth the importance of accepting others.

Seventh graders at John Muir Middle School in Wausau took part in Diversity Camp Thursday. The director of the youth programs at the YWCA who heads the camp, says teaching acceptance and tolerance, can help teach kids about the dangers of bullying.

"A lot of times when you have intolerance, and when people do not appreciate diversity," Ruth Sazama said, "then you have people picking on other people for various reasons, their clothing, their athletic ability, their academic ability, it can be everything and anything, and its hurtful."

She says it is hard to say what will help get the message across, but she's gotten great feedback from these diversity camps.

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