Clark State Community College will host a five week youth empowerment camp through the Vaughn Anthony Be About It Movement, beginning on Monday, June 30, 2014. The Transforming Your Tomorrow 2014 Summer Program will run Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
More than 20 students have enrolled in the program, ranging from elementary through high school. Activities will include morning workouts, field trips and guest speakers focusing on life skills and time management. The students will be involved in weekly community service projects to improve the Springfield area. There are scheduled field trips to the Columbus Zoo, Newport Aquarium and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. A graduation ceremony is planned at the conclusion of the program.
Singer and songwriter Vaughn Anthony established the Be About It Movement in October 2012 while in concert with his brother, nine-time Grammy Award Winner John Legend. Anthony wishes to make a difference in the community through his movement by resolving issues that cripple the city’s youth.
“Empowering the youth in our community is of key importance to Clark State,” said Corey Holliday, director of community outreach at Clark State. “We continue to support the Be About It movement as it strives to strengthen our community starting, with its youngest members. The college is donating use of its facilities and contributing to breakfast each day.”
Holliday will be a featured speaker, educating the students about college readiness and the importance of continuing education.
Montgomery County Juvenile Court Judge Anthony Capizzi, who presides over one of the few drug courts in the country, will be the keynote speaker on July 1 from 1 to 2 p.m. Dee Miller will speak from 10 – 11 a.m. on July 18 and Andy Irick will speak from 1 to 2 p.m. on July 29.
The Be About It Movement
Building a Better World One Community at a Time
The Be About It Movement celebrates fathers and seeks to motivate them to step up and be involved in their kids’ lives. The agency seeks to leverage the combined strength of all of Springfield’s social agencies to improve the community and support families throughout the region.