(Photo Credit, Elizabeth Dunbar, MPR News)
During this one week camp, youth from North Minneapolis gathered at Shiloh Temple International Ministries to learn from local leaders in the solar arena. They built self-sufficiency by learning how to work it teams to create their very own solar boats and solar village. They engaged in the emerging field of renewable energy by building relationships with electricians, solar installers, solar marketers and more and they had a chance to share their life story and to dream about the emerging opportunities in developing renewable energy. Click here to read Counselor Hafsa Islam's Blog.
In 2015 Shiloh Temple International Ministries and the Just Community Solar Coalition joined in partnership to create the first community solar garden in North Minneapolis. We are committed to showing that the solar revolution can be an opportunity to train a local workforce and help to close the employment gap, and to offer a solar array to residents of North Minneapolis that is accessible to everyone. As part of the Just Community Solar Coalition, Jamez Staples has offered workforce development for residents of North Minneapolis. Through this training, we met Keith Dent (founder of Just-B-Solar). In Fall 2016 the Shiloh Just Community Solar Array will be built on the roof of Shiloh Temple. We are excited to bring youth into this exciting period of history.
Please help us make this camp a reality for youth in North Minneapolis.
8:30 Gather for Breakfast Every Day
9:00 Camp Begins
- Monday: Introduction to Just B Solar and Just Community Solar. Tour of Shiloh Solar Project Location; Launch Solar Projects
- Tuesday: Solar Ovens and Solar Lanterns with Special Guest Mike Port
- Wednesday: Field Trip to Ten-K Solar Factory
- Thursday: What is the Solar Revolution? with Ralph Jacobson of Innovative Power Systems
- Friday: Solar in Your Future: Meet and Greet with various individuals in the rapidly growing solar industry!!! Complete and display final solar powered generated project
Thank you to our amazing sponsors!