Mission: To transform the self-worth and empower youth through leadership training, cultural experiences, and mentorship.
Vision: Create a space for listening, teaching, and responding to the needs of youth so that we may rescue their gifts, release their potential, and restore their promise.
The Simba Circle Camp inspires youth to make a commitment to learn and empower themselves, make a change in their world view, and a change within themselves. Based on an Afrocentric Rites of Passage (ROP) framework, we encourage young men to identify specific goals and desires and help them begin taking steps towards those dreams. During the process they learn about their own unique talents and abilities to become leaders, types of behaviors that contribute to success in life, and are taught the value of giving back to their community. The Columbus Chapter of The Simba Circle is looking to send at least 30 young people to camp this year, and we know we can do it with your help.