RMM organized Summer Day Camps in several regions of NY state in 2010. RMM summer interns led the programs. Boys and girls did arts and crafts, creative writing, public speaking and played games.
|During the summer of 2010, RMM offered a two-week leadership day program for thirty middle school-aged children. Thanks to the graciousness of the First Presbyterian Church in Marlboro, we had a home for the program! It was directed by Ms. Shiena Faircloth, a prominent educator in the Syracuse public school system, who attended RMM's Overnight Camp as a teenager! Also helping to lead the program was a remarkable intern from Hampshire College, Ms. Hannah Elliott. Participants in the program included youth from nearby farm camps, motels and other rural neighborhoods. The theme of the camp was "Our Journey". In addition to a variety of arts programs, field trips and leadership activities, the highlight of the program was our artist-in-residence, Mr. Jeremiah Drake. Jeremiah is the director of the Theater of the Oppressed at the Riverside Church in New York City.|
RMM co-sponsored - with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 342 - a two-week leadership program that focused on organizing. Fifteen middle and high school students joined us to better understand the lives of immigrant factory workers as wellas the purpose and impact of unions who work with these rural workers. We are thankful for two wonderful interns from Temple University and Sullivan Community College: Ms. Katey Baker-Smith and Ms. Adriana Linares who directed the program. Leanne Tory-Murphy, a former intern, returned to volunteer with our youth.
|Twenty-five middle school students came to RMM's new educational center, Liturgia, for two weeks to explore the theme "Our Journey". The program was led by five college interns: Cristian Cedacero (Hobart-William Smith), Bethany Mason (SUNY Brockport), Tyler Mingaloine (Tufts University), Gonzolo Martinez de Vedia (Cornell University), and Susana Renteria (CUNY Oswego).|