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Anytown Las Vegas

Anytown Las Vegas, and this program can be replicated to meet the needs of your town, is the longest-running antiracism youth program in Nevada and has served over 4,000 high school students since 1983. At Anytown Las Vegas, young people learn about social justice in a nonconventional way that takes lectures and study groups out of the equation and replaces them with a hands-on approach. Their program is a social investment in creating a pool of today’s leaders who sincerely care about breaking down barriers and building up communities.

Through audacious thinking, creative programming, and action-based work, they equip youth with the tools to combat racial inequalities and breakthrough structural barriers. Youth work is based on a general belief that young people are today’s leaders and the face of multicultural relations rests in their minds and hearts. Therefore, youth is put in the driver’s seat to strategize, innovate and transform.


Anytown delegates learn to promote the acceptance and appreciation of people from different racial groups in ways that promotes the policy or practice of opposing racism and promoting racial tolerance.


Each session serves as a proving ground where Anytown delegates explore ways to become stronger allies and develop strategies to eliminate prejudice within themselves and their community.

Camp ANYTOWN is the only program in Southern Nevada that utilizes a therapeutic and educational experience to empower youth in breaking down barriers and building up our community. Each camp includes workshops on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, power, and privilege. Participants explore their culture, their perceptions of others, and how, with greater understanding, they can bridge gaps that have historically caused tension, violence, and a lack of community cohesion.

Our objectives are to learn about prejudice and discrimination and their effects on others within our society. Nurture a sense of individual self-worth through recognition of ability, culture, ethnicity, faith/religion, and gender as an essential role in US society’s multicultural character and encourage the acceptance and appreciation of people from different backgrounds in ways that enhance co-existence.


Visit Anytown Las Vegas to learn more. 


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