The Children and Youth Weekly supervised sessions Program of the Capuchin are utilized to help orient Soup Kitchen was initiated children with computer use in the autumn of 1999. The program strives to nurture each child’s being, stretch CHILDREN’S PEACE each child’s imagination, and GARDEN -From April support each child’s quest for through October, interested a better future. We believe children plant, weed, water that exposure to creativity and harvest numerous and beauty; respect and
vegetables and flowers—and affirmation; art, education, share the harvest of their peace camp and gardening work with their families. are effective antidotes to Participants strive to learn the violence which permeates this city’s east side. Our team work and other good work habits. Nutrition and foundational philosophy is respect for each child. cooking classes accompany the garden sessions. Components of the Children and Youth Program include:
CHILDREN’S SUMMER PEACE CAMP-
ROSA PARKS ART STUDIO -After school Art Therapy/
summer day camp builds community and offers enrichment Creativity Groups are held three times a week to utilize in the areas of art, music, dance, poetry, peacemaking skills creative expression as a constructive way of processing and conflict resolution. Guest performances and field trips conflicts, expressing feelings and enhancing self-identity. are also included in these three weeks. Separate sessions Individual sessions are also offered in times of special are held for different age groups.
need for a child. In addition to the therapeutic use of art, seasonal art projects are planned for the children, they are All of the above programs depend on a large contingent families and the community outreach projects. of volunteers. These mentors and volunteers represent a deliberate array of various cultures. Some are retired