Youth to present photography project at Eden Gardens celebration in Solana Beach

Thanks to local supporters, Eden Garden kids were able to attend a four-day Youth Leadership Camp in July, which took place at the Whispering Winds Conference Center, at a cost of only $30 per person. The LCEG foundation hopes to expand on the camp — which focuses on leadership, service, culture and academics — in future years, making it a community tradition for the families of Eden Garden. On Nov. 13, camp founders and supporters will be recognized as a commemorative celebration. Photo courtesy of the LCEG Foundation.

La Colonia de Eden Gardens has accomplished a lot over the past couple of years —from bringing a community garden to fruition, to organizing a local kids’ soccer program, to kicking off a youth leadership camp that made such a positive impact that it will likely become a mainstay tradition in the community.

United in their neighborhood camaraderie and desire to celebrate their achievements — and more importantly, thank those who made it all possible — the LCEG Foundation and community members will hold a Thanksgiving gathering on Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at La Colonia Park, in which they pay tribute to the dozens of individuals inside and outside the community who share a common mission — to support the youth of Eden Gardens in their efforts to achieve their dreams.

As a symbol of this goal and example of local kids’ desire to be the next leaders of their community, local youth participants from Eden Gardens, who have formed a Chapter of the program Friday Night Live, will unveil a “Photo Voice Project” which is a bold photography project that may hit home for some residents — a series of photos taken in and around the community of things they’d like to change. As part of the project, these students will take it upon themselves to affect that change, and follow up with a second exhibition of “after photos” that show the evolution of their efforts.

In addition, founders and participants of the LCEG Youth Summer Leadership Camp will present videos of the event, which will show the activities of the Summer Camp. County Supervisor Dave Roberts Office has confirmed attendance at the event.

As part of the LCEG Foundation’s efforts to conduct an overall needs assessment of the community, which will be done in collaboration with area school and city officials, community members will also fill out a survey that communicates their vision and desires for Eden Gardens, as well as their concerns.

The event will begin with a 6 p.m. reception offering snacks and soft drinks, and at 7 p.m. the meeting and presentation will begin. For more information please contact Manny Aguilar at or (619) 672-5872.

Related posts:

  1. Apply now for La Colonia de Eden Gardens Foundation scholarship for leadership conference camp
  2. La Colonia de Eden Gardens in Solana Beach receives grant
  3. Solana Beach City Council continues decision on Eden Gardens project
  4. Solana Beach City Council denies Eden Gardens project
  5. La Colonia de Eden Gardens: A hidden barrio in Solana Beach

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