Los Angeles, CA — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, in collaboration with Interfaith Inventions, Inc. and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood & Constituent Services, announced Friday that they will be hosting a summer camp in Big Bear, CA to promote cross-cultural understanding between Latino and African American youth.

“This camp will serve as a model to children that the diversity of Los Angeles is a gift that strengthens the future of our city,” Villaraigosa said.

Taking place from June 21 to June 28, the camp will focus on building trust and support between diverse groups, encouraging youth to bring a spirit of cooperation and understanding back to their homes and communities.

The summer camp will focus on effective two-way communication and acceptance to promote true understanding of ethnic, racial, cultural and religious diversity.

For the past year, Mayor Villaraigosa has incorporated the resources of the city under the “As One” campaign, a program to strengthen multi-ethnic relationships across Los Angeles.

The camp will host 38 African American and Latino youth for the week-long experience.

Capri Capital Partners, in support of the Mayor’s Volunteer Day of Appreciation, is sponsoring the camp.