KAMP is looking for the next Kuya/Ate/Mentor(s)!


The Kuya Ate Mentorship Program (KAMP) started in 2007 as a group of young people who shared a common vision: to forge relationships with younger Filipin@ American youth in San Diego county in order to build critical knowledge about our identity, history and culture in pursuit of social justice.

We are looking for a few great mentors to help us build our community and educate our youth. KAMP’s current mission is to foster an educational program in and out of the classroom that develops critical thinking skills and primarily focuses on the study of Filipino and Filipino American culture, history and identity in order to pursue social justice.

We coordinate with the local Filipino language teachers once a month to supplement their language learning with critical explorations of our identity, history and culture through workshops and guided lesson plans. Beyond the classroom, KAMP organizes events to educate and empower our local community through our annual High School Filipino Graduation (HS Filgrad), educational dialogues, and conference workshops.

In the second half of this upcoming academic year, we will be working with the following school sites: Westview High School, Mount Carmel High School, Sweetwater Union High School, Kearny High School, and Bell Middle School.

If you feel passionate about changing the world with the youth, please go to the link below to fill out an application! Feel free to pass this along to someone you think would be a great fit.

Important KAMP Dates:

  1. Application Deadline & Pre-Retreat Survey Deadline – January 13, 2016 (8:00 PM)

    1. Application Link: http://goo.gl/forms/Iwh7IVFDgf

    2. Pre-Retreat Survey: http://goo.gl/forms/y15pDv8cTu

  2. Mandatory Retreat (Free) – January 22 (7PM)-January 24 (12PM)

*Although we do teach mostly to Filipino students, you do not have to be Filipin@, nor do you have to understand Filipin@ language.

In the meantime, feel free to check out this video to help give you a better idea of what KAMP is all about: https://youtu.be/7auvM0SrPG0 (Shoutout to one of our former mentors, Sean, who produced this for a past grant application!)

For more info, please visit our website at www.kampsd.org or email us at kampsd@gmail.com. We hope to connect with you soon!


KAMP 2015 Summer Retreat Recap

KAMP had its annual summer retreat on August 21-23 at a beautiful mountaintop house in Fallbrook. The theme or focus was “KAMPciousness,” how we have come into critical consciousness and how it will be further developed with/in our communities and ourselves.  As a first time retreat-goer, it was both an educational and comforting experience.

The weekend largely consisted of learning with each other to breakdown Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed. However, we participated in various team-building activities and ice shavers that allowed us to get creative and have some fun.  Additionally, I appreciated moments that we had to actually retreat, step back, reflect, relax, and of course food. I appreciated the food.

Big thanks to all hands that prepared the meals, to those who gave their time, consideration, and funds for such a beautiful space and enlightening weekend. Big thanks to the Kuyas and Ates that I just met, friends and family all the same, for making me feel at home in a city that’s always been home. I am excited to be a part of the wonderful things KAMP has in store this year.

Ate Mich Calimlim