News Release: Florida State University
June 26, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The third annual College of Social Work Arts & Athletics Camp, a program for Big Bend-area middle school students that provides opportunities for personal growth through artistic, athletic and college preparatory activities, is taking place on the Florida State University campus through Thursday, July 3.
“The goal of the Arts & Athletics Camp is to promote the advancement of youth through the development of life skills, building self-confidence and establishing healthy relationships,” said camp creator Nicholas Mazza, dean of the College of Social Work.
- Artistic activities include introductions to the educational and therapeutic elements of dance, music, poetry/creative writing, and art. These include opportunities to play musical instruments and paint a self-portrait. Mazza will lead the poetry/creative writing session, “Running with Words: Creative Writing that Matters.”
- Athletic activities include drills and scrimmages with members of Florida State’s sand volleyball, track and field, women’s basketball and football teams.
- College preparatory activities include a range of sessions that cover things such as goal setting, diversity education and bullying prevention, and promote self-expression and self-discovery.
The camp concludes with a luncheon at noon on Thursday, July 3, in the President’s Box, 7th floor, University Center, Building C.