CAMP Rehoboth Adds Youth Coordinator
We would like to introduce Barbara Antlitz. Barbara joins the CAMP Rehoboth family as the THRIVE Youth Coordinator. She will be responsible for fostering partnerships with Sussex County, Delaware schools and for advocating on behalf of LGBTQ students.
One goal of the THRIVE program will be to connect LGBTQ youth and families to information and community-based resources; a second is to provide advocacy, support, and safety planning to youth impacted by bullying, abuse, and harassment.
Barbara can be reached via email or via phone: 302-227-5620.
First off, please introduce yourself to our readers.
My name is Barbara Antlitz and I have lived in Delaware since 1997. I am a cisgender lesbian and use she and her pronouns. I enjoy living near the beach, practicing yoga, mindfulness meditation, walking, and riding my bike. I strongly believe in giving back to the community through volunteering.
What one goal are you most excited about achieving as THRIVE Youth Coordinator?
Being able to create relationships with the intention of facilitating youths’ autonomy with support, healthy guidance, and an open heart.
What’s one quality we need to see more of in the world?
What book are you currently reading?
I am an avid reader so I have several books tiered on my desk to read. I am currently reading two books; one by Richard Powers, The Overstory, and You Are the Placebo Making Your Mind Matter, by Dr. Joe Dispenza.
If you had an extra hour in your day, what would you do with it?
I would volunteer to teach someone (including myself) something, such as how to knit, use a hand tool, and belly laugh.
Do you have an LGBTQ hero?
There is no single such person for me as I admire many. The people I hold close and dear who have helped me in the past and currently support me are all my heroes. There have been pivotal points in my life where my personal heroes have been there for me.
What advice would you give to the younger LGBTQ community?
Spend time in nature. Be yourself, and “breathe.”
Name a childhood mentor or someone who influenced you while growing up.
G. I. Joe was my childhood mentor. I loved G. I. Joe.
What are you most thankful for?
I am truly grateful for my good, trustworthy friends. ▼