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NRL News
Page 8
June 2010
Volume 37
Issue 6

Summer is Short—Spend it Wisely!

By Joleigh Little

School’s out! Normally this means time for kicking back and relaxing, or working at that summer job. Of course both of those things are good.

But what if you had the opportunity to spend at least a part of your summer doing something bigger than that? Something that would change the world? Something kind of ... epic?

You don’t have to wonder any longer, because such a thing exists. And we can tell you where to find it!

Think about it for a minute. You are a teenager. Your entire life is ahead of you. You have talents, energy, optimism, passion, and time to share. You also have an almost unparalleled ability to make a difference in the world ... if you choose to do so.

So what’s holding you back? (Take a minute to answer that.)

If it’s that you don’t know quite how to go about making that difference, we can help! Consider taking a week—just one little week—six days, to be more accurate. And think about driving or flying to a picturesque location in the Midwest for a chance to learn how you can take your place in history.

Wisconsin Right to Life’s summer leadership camps for young people ages 13–23 will give you a running start on influencing policy in our nation and will show you how to save lives in the process.

Imagine spending a Sunday through Friday surrounded by teenagers who share your commitment to the cause of life—eating great food, drinking quality coffee beverages, playing ridiculously fun games, and getting to know these other amazing young people who, like you, are focused on something bigger than themselves.

Imagine learning how to debate—REALLY debate—the life issues from a pro-life perspective. Think of how cool it would be to have a sitting district attorney (the guy argues cases and wins all the time) walk you through how YOU can defend the cause of life in any setting without losing your cool.

Imagine learning how to lobby your state legislature ... from an actual state legislator with a long track record of championing the right to life. Imagine hearing the story of Terri Schiavo’s legacy told to you by Terri’s own brother!

Imagine learning everything you need to know in order to be a well-informed advocate for life—and imagine having the time of your life while doing it.

Like funny videos? We’ve got them. Enjoy the board game Clue? We bring it to life—pro-life, of course. Want a chance to make your life count? We will TOTALLY show you how!

And we’ll also provide a little mystery dinner theatre, quality pro-life movie-viewing, crafts, recreational activities, and lots and lots of snacks.

For more information on these camps, or to download a registration packet, please visit us at www.wisconsinteens4life.org. We would LOVE to have you join us for the epic adventure that is ... camp.

And don’t let something like lack of funding hold you back. Many local right-to-life chapters and many churches who support the cause of life are more than willing to help young people make their way into the world of advocacy. Don’t be afraid to ask them to help you out.

If you’re a little uncertain about making such a journey by yourself, enlist a pro-life friend to join you.

If you’re not quite sure that you have what it takes to make a difference, take the chance—we’ll show you just how valuable YOU are to the battle for hearts and minds. We’ll teach you the history of the right-to-life movement and we’ll show you how, time after time, one single person—often a young person just like you—has stood up for life and changed the course of history.

We live in difficult times. There are a lot of uncertainties in the world. But of one thing we can be absolutely certain. Every life is precious and is created with a purpose. YOU were created with a purpose. Perhaps a part of that purpose is to save lives. To make a difference. To stand up for the truth in a world that would rather look the other way.

Please, if you are even remotely intrigued by anything written here, don’t let anything hold you back.

Make your way to Wisconsin. Come meet Camp Esther and Camp Nehemiah. They will change your life—if you let them. We promise.

For more information on Wisconsin Right to Life’s summer leadership camps for teens, please contact us at jlittle@wrtl.org or call (715) 378-4302.