Urban Immersion Retreat
The Urban Immersion Retreat for high school and college students is a workshop retreat typically conducted as a weekend (Friday evening through Sunday) experience; longer experiences are offered during breaks in the academic year. Groups of up to 20 students reside in an urban setting as a community accompanied by at least one facilitator from the cooperating high school or college.
The retreat serves as a tool to be introduced to and explore issues of justice and the reality of oppression. Through partnerships with local agencies, retreat participants are able to get to know people, to challenge stereotypes, to confront fears, to break down barriers that "protect" us from the unknown, the different