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NCCJ's signature program: ANYTOWN



Session I: June 23 - June 28

Session II: July 14 - July 19

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Why should students attend ANYTOWN?
  • We believe every young person can be a leader. ANYTOWN will help you find your voice and make a difference in your school, your community, and your personal relationships. You'll learn how to create positive change and find out about leadership opportunities.
  • In our diverse society, knowing how to successfully interact with people who are different from you is a must. It's a skill that will only become more important as you leave high school and move on to the next phase of your life. At ANYTOWN, you'll get experience building positive, constructive relationships and find common ground with people of many backgrounds.
  • Every year, students use their ANYTOWN (and After-ANYTOWN) experience for college essays and many receive scholarship awards. Going to ANYTOWN is a great way to make your college application stand out.
  • NCCJ is one of Guilford County School's leading service-learning partners. Students earn 40 service-learning hours by attending ANYTOWN and can earn even more hours by participating in After ANYTOWN follow-up activities.
  • It's fun and they won't be bored! Every year we have to push ANYTOWN participants on the bus to go home on Friday because no one wants to leave.
What is ANYTOWN?

ANYTOWN™ is a week-long residential summer program conducted at Blowing Rock Conference Center in the beautiful North Carolina mountains. Not your typical summer camp, ANYTOWN provides Guilford County students with a unique opportunity to live and interact with a diverse group of students who come together to build a community based on inclusivity, respect and understanding. The days are full of engaging workshops and intense discussion groups along with fun games and electives.

Who goes to ANYTOWN?

Each session includes about 68 delegates (rising high school juniors and seniors), 12 peer counselors, 12 adult advisors and 2 directors. ANYTOWN staff are highly qualified community leaders along with ANYTOWN graduates, all committed to bringing the magic to new students every summer.

Delegates must reside in Guilford County and be physically and emotionally able to participate in challenging discussions about their attitudes and experiences around human relations issues; they should speak English well enough to express themselves in group discussions and interactions with peers. Participants must attend for the entire week.

Read here what Mark Janke, Northwest High Class of 2013 (pictured above, center) says about his ANYTOWN experience


How much does it cost?

ANYTOWN tuition and fees are $650 and include:

• Round trip transportation via chartered bus to and from Smith High School in Greensboro
• Three catered meals daily, plus snacks
• Lodging, facility fees, ANYTOWN t-shirt, and group photo
• Materials, programs, speakers, and so much more!

Generous need-based tuition assistance is available to delegates. Click here for the ANYTOWN Tuition Assistance Application form.

What are your deadlines?

Because ANYTOWN can fill up quickly, we do encourage you to apply as soon as possible. However, we accept applications until both sessions of ANYTOWN are completely full.

  • April 15: "Early Bird" - register and pay in full by this date and we'll waive your $50 registration fee
  • May 20: Register and pay in full by this date and be entered in a raffle to win $100 off ANYTOWN tuition


Tuition assistance deadlines:

Generous need-based tuition assistance is available to all applicants. (Note: these dates only apply if you are requesting tuition assistance.)

  • April 15: Priority deadline for tuition assistance
  • May 20: Second round deadline for tuition assistance

Click here to pay ANYTOWN registration and tuition fees.

Questions? Email Michael Robinson or call him at (336) 272-0359.