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Inclusion & Diversity Archive

Combat Bullying: It’s National Bullying Prevention Month

The numbers are telling: more than one in five students say they’ve been bullied at school. Thanks to higher awareness and effective anti-bullying programs, bullying prevalence rates have been dropping over the past several years, but we still have a… Read More >

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8 Ways to Encourage Youth Inclusivity and Diversity

Want to help the kids in your life embrace diversity and learn to welcome everyone? True inclusion is a lifelong process. Here’s how to get started.   Investigate your own biases and privileges. Getting acquainted with our personal blind spots… Read More >

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Inclusion & Diversity: Good for Kids

Camp Fire welcomes all kids and teens! Our programs reflect America’s own diversity. We served more than 184,000 youth and their families in 2017. Fifty-eight percent girls, 42 percent boys, and .1 percent transgender. Last year, eight percent of our… Read More >

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On My Mind: Radical Notions of Inclusion

Today we’re reposting a message our CEO, Cathy Tisdale, wrote in June 2016. Those tough conversations about inclusion she talked about? Yep, we’re still having them. And Camp Fire still is—and always will be—a champion for inclusion and diversity. Camp… Read More >

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Inclusive Since 1910

One of the things that makes Camp Fire stand out among other organizations for youth is its long history of inclusion and diversity leadership. Camp Fire was founded to give kids who were being marginalized—girls—opportunities no one else was offering… Read More >

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Camp meets you where you are

Inclusion isn’t just a buzz word to us at Camp Fire. It’s a founding principal. It’s a way of being, thinking, working and playing. It’s how we do everything, including camp. Especially camp. Why? It’s just more fun that way.… Read More >

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