Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2018

August 6, 2018
Portis plans to carry Camp Hill lessons forward
Portis plans to carry Camp Hill lessons forward

When I first learned about the Living Democracy experience, I couldn’t think of a better way for me to spend the summer before I began graduate school this fall. Living Democracy put students in communities across Alabama to work with people and organizations. I am interested in pursuing a career that involves civic engagement and community development, and this was the perfect opportunity.

By Daphney Portis
July 31, 2018
Mount Sinai Church offers youth program
Mount Sinai Church offers youth program

This week I lived democracy by attending the Mount Sinai Church Youth Day program. Mount Sinai is the home church of many Camp Hill families I’ve met and grown to love over the course of my summer. I was happy to attend when a family extended an invitation for me to join their Sunday service.

By Daphney Portis
July 11, 2018
Improv Camp develops leadership skills
Improv Camp develops leadership skills

This week I lived democracy in Camp Hill by working with Camp Star’s Improv Camp, an all-guys camp focused on using art to develop leadership skills. Increasing the emotional inventory for campers was the goal for the week.  Campers, ten young men ages 15 to 19, attended from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday. 

By Daphney Portis
July 3, 2018
Cowgirl Camp rounds up future leaders
Cowgirl Camp rounds up future leaders

This week I lived democracy in Camp Hill by working with the counselors of Camp Star. Camp Star is a grassroots organization that provides high quality youth programming in east Alabama. This week was Cowgirl Camp, a leadership development camp complete with horses. 

By Daphney Portis
June 26, 2018
Janeisha Broome's determination leads to healthy change
Janeisha Broome's determination leads to healthy change

Many struggle to maintain healthy eating habits but staying healthy in rural communities is even more challenging. Camp Hill area resident Janeisha Broome decided to meet that challenge when her health declined. By cutting drinks, fried foods, and junk food from her diet, drinking primarily water, and walking three to four miles daily, Broome has lost 256 pounds over the past 18 months.

By Daphney Portis

Last Updated: July 24, 2018