The Rosa Parks Children and 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, 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.
A three week summer peace camp for all children features 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 4x a week throughout the spring and summer.