Alex Zan hosts 14th Annual Thinkshop event for kids

Published: Jul. 21, 2022 at 4:20 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Burley Middle School is hosting Alex Zan’s 14th Annual Thinkshop event to teach kids how to let go of resentment and to be kind to one another.

Zan, part of the Charlottesville Twelve, has been teaching his Yo Go campaign for years.

Kids met in the school’s auditorium Thursday, July 21, to listen in on the message, hear speakers, and practice conflict exercises.

“It started out as just giving area youngsters in Charlottesville a summer day camp experience,” Zan said.

Many of the children in attendance are spending their summer with the following organizations: Come As You Are C’ville, The Boys & Girls Club, Parks and Recreation, and Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries. These businesses and nonprofits were invited to bring their campers to the Thinkshop event.

Kids also got to meet Enzo Mason, the young entrepreneur of BLUE, a store for boys.

“I told them sometimes kids can do more than play video games and sports, because that’s all they think they can do,” Enzo said.

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