A Message From Tiny Woodsey
Hi! My name is Tiny. This is my third year with UCLA UniCamp’s Village Nation session - it is my privilege to serve as The Village Nation's 2020 SPD. As a camper, I was welcomed into this amazing umoja and it’s been my privilege working with campers and peers. Each summer we bus inner city youth to Big Bear mountain for a week of enlightenment, college-readiness, and fun discovery.
It takes a village to raise a child," is the guiding Afrikan proverb for UCLA UnicCamp's The Village Nation Session. Village elders create an immersive environment for empowerment through welcoming and encouraging 'porch talk' that strengthens campers confidence and character on a foundation of culture, community and college-readiness. It is our mission to encourage campers to celebrate Afrikan American history and culture in an affirming space in efforts of knowledge through awareness. The Village Session provides access to resources for academic, social, and cultural excellence and develops culturally woke leaders to advance the legacy of our ancestors-- "We are the summation of our ancestor's prayers."
During their week of camp, campers are assigned cabins to sleep in, meals, activities, college counseling, etc., and it’s my job to make sure that cost is subsidized. My peers and I raise $450 each to cover camper’s cost for the week. Anything you are able to donate is appreciated!!