The founding sprit of Korea is the source of strength for developing a new leadership required for the peaceful and sustainable world.
Sedona Korean American Association (SKAA) will work with Earth Citizens Organization (ECO) and Kookhakwon to offer leadership camp for young Korean Americans. ECO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which promotes mindful living, natural health, and sustainability. Kookhakwon is a private research institute dedicated to the study of founding philosophy of Korea.
The camp offered by SKAA will include leadership development, Korean spirit and history, ECO living and sustainability, and Korean traditional mind-body trainings.
Through this 3-day weekend leadership camp, young Korean-Americans will:
- Develop leadership as global leaders for the future world
- Attain knowledge and skills for sustainability in their personal lives and community,
- Acquire deeper understanding of the Korean culture and tradition and enhance confidence and self-esteem as Korean-Americans.
Nov 11~13, 2016 (2 nights 3 days)
March, 2016 (date will be announced later)
Fee: $400 including accommodation at ECO Learning Center (Cottonwood,AZ)
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Dami Kim, president of SKAA was invited to Ribbon Cutting ceremony at ECO learning center grand opening. It is such joy to see Korean non profit organization become center of the community for sustainble living in city of Cottonwood. We are very proud as Korean to collaborate with ECO for 2nd, 3rd young Korean generation to deliver Korean Spirit and Earth Citizen leadership.
Message from ECO
We just finished with the Grand Opening Celebration of our ECO Learning Center! It was an amazing event filled with so much love and support from the entire community! We were honored to welcome County Supervisor Chip Davis, Cottonwood City Manager Doug Bartosh, and Marketing Director of the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, Michelle Masters who presented us with heartfelt, congratulatory speeches as well as a message from Senator Silvia Allen. In addition, our Executive Director of ECO, Steve Kim, revealed his plans to help create a more mindful and sustainable community. Lastly, our founder, Ilchi Lee, gave an inspiring speech about creating a better world through the Earth Citizen Movement. We are so incredibly grateful to everyone who helped make this monumental achievement possible! We could not have done with without all of your support! We are creating a better world together!
It’s now been 60 years since the cease-fire of the Korean War. To commemorate this historical milestone, a Friendship and Gratitude Event was held at the Sedona Military Service Park on June 14, 2013. About 150 people, including 75 veterans, joined the event.
Representatives from the South Korean Ministry of Veterans Affairs, the deputy consul general from the Los Angeles Korean Consulate and the president of the federation of U.S. Korean-American Associations attended to express their gratitude and congratulations. During the ceremony, the National Defense Force Service Command awarded Certificates of Appreciation to the Sedona Korean-American Association and Ilchi Lee, who initiated and supported the Korean War Veterans Memorial project.
In his congratulatory speech, the representative of the South Korean Ministry of Veterans Affairs expressed his gratitude to Korean War Veterans. He said, “Thanks to your sacrifice and devotion, a devastated country 60 years ago has now become a country that accomplished a mature liberal democracy with remarkable economic growth. The government of the Republic of Korea will transfer the mind of gratitude to the growing generation and educate them to pay it back by contributing to peace and freedom everywhere in the world.”
The event included a photo exhibition that showed the pictures of Korea during and right after the Korean War 60 years ago, as well as pictures of Korea now. The difference was striking and rewarding, especially to the Korean War veterans who witnessed and experienced Korea during the war. Korean War veterans said their sacrifices were not wasted.
Banya Lim, president of Sedona Korean-American Association said, “We are glad that our effort to enhance understanding and friendship between the two cultures was recognized by both the local community and the Korean government. We gladly accept this as a request for the Sedona Korean-American Association to take more responsibility for the good of the community.”