Generation Salaam / July 2020

What: Generation Salaam is a summer program for students ages 12-18 that creates space for them to tell their stories and learn stories from others. This is accomplished by creating relevant projects to complete in the fields of photography, visual arts and music, investing in cultural and emotional intelligence, and incorporating this learning alongside peers and adult mentors.

Generation Salaam hosts summer programs via Zoom calls for middle and high school students from Grace Family Churches, Proskuneo and the Clarkston/Gwinnett area to attend.

How: Each class is 90 minutes and will give students an opportunity to meet new friends and design a project to share with the whole group. Sign-ups are for a 4-week track on Zoom to learn basic techniques in photography, graphic design, mixed media or music.

When: The program will take place over four Thursdays in July (9, 16, 23, 30) from 6:30pm-8pm.

Adult Volunteers Needed!

How: We see adults as vital to the program as the students in Generation Salaam! The role of adult volunteers is to facilitate questions related to identity, culture and their stories in breakout groups over Zoom. They include questions like “What is one of your dreams? How does your culture impact your identity? How could your art tell your story? 

When: The program will take place over four Thursdays in July (9, 16, 23, 30). Volunteers commit to joining the Zoom call each week from 6:15pm-8pm and facilitating a portion of the call with a small group of 2-3 students.

No background in the arts is required. There will be a volunteer training Zoom call on July 6 from 7pm-8pm. A link to join the training call will be emailed after you have registered.

Questions? Contact Lane Lareau,

Living in and around Atlanta, we are blessed with many opportunities for bringing this message to “every tribe and nation.” As an international city, the world has come to us.

Nearby Clarkston, a community where refugees are resettled and 60 languages are spoken, has been called by TIME magazine the most diverse square mile in America. Our world class universities like Georgia Tech draw many international students and our international airport (the busiest in the world) provides travel channels for reaching around the whole planet.

Read more about the Grace Village in Clarkston, GA.

We invite you to join us, Wednesdays in June and July for Generation Salaam. Generation Salaam is our weekly Summer outreach in Clarkston, GA where we build relationships with refugee families through a weekly kids’ program at apartment complexes. Our goal is to cultivate family on family friendships, learn from our international neighbors, bring hope, and share love!