Rosa Parks Children/Youth Program

The Rosa Parks Children & Youth Program seeks to stretch the minds of young people, stimulate their creativity, and explore with them alternatives to violence.

This is accomplished by means of after-school tutoring and art therapy sessions for children ages 6-15, a lending library of over 5,000 books, and numerous seasonal family activities such as making Christmas cookies and decorating Easter eggs. Teen boys’ and girls’ groups and a junior counselor program focus on the development of youth leadership.

Every summer, they also host a three-week Peace Camp for all children, featuring art, drama, music, dance, peacemaking classes, and field trips. Other summer priorities include a one-week leadership camp, a three-week academic camp, and a garden program that meets 4 times a week throughout the spring and summer.