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Lakeland lands grant from Green Bay Packers Foundation

Lakeland lands grant from Green Bay Packers Foundation


Lakeland lands grant from Green Bay Packers Foundation

Lakeland University was one of 10 Sheboygan County nonprofit organizations to receive a grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation.

Lakeland received $4,000 to support its summer social justice camp, set for June 18-22.

This four-day, overnight summer camp for rising high school juniors and seniors will help students create an awareness of social justice and surrounding issues. The camp will lead these students to a better understanding of real-world problems examined through multiple lenses. Finally, it will give them the tools to engage with these issues once they leave camp.

Making use of Lakeland resources and current students, the camp will promote imagination, self-advocacy, vocational discernment and critical thinking, and provide opportunities for students and future leaders to consider or question, discuss and challenge real life social justice issues often avoided or superficially addressed in schools and everyday life. The camps will explore how to have these conversations that move communities forward in constructive, collaborative ways.

Camp participants will:

  • Build an understanding of the intersection of socially and culturally constructed identities based on race, ethnicity, gender and gender expression, sexuality, class, age, ability, body size and religion.
  • Explore values that ground campers’ responses to social injustices in the world around them.
  • Identify theories that analyze systems that bestow unearned privilege while exploring the advantages of difference and the challenges of being an effective ally.
  • Consider social justice issues and responses from multiple perspectives and experience multiple creative mediums of resistance such as art, drama and music.
  • Learn how to be an effective activist from area nonprofits, churches, activists and Lakeland faculty and students.

Visit to sign up to receive more information about the camp.

In 2022, the Green Bay Packers Foundation awarded a record total of $1.25 million to 243 Wisconsin groups focusing on animal welfare, health and wellness, the environment and other issues affecting communities in the state. Sheboygan County ranked sixth among Wisconsin’s 72 counties in the number of groups to receive funds.

To be eligible, organizations must be physically located in Wisconsin, have 501(c)(3) tax exempt status and request funding for a program that addresses at least one of the current year's focus areas.

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