Rosa Parks Children/Youth Program

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:

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


A large lending teachers, some are college students seeking community library is available for use two afternoons a week. The involvement and all of them love working with our library is well stocked with both pre-school books and children. In addition to our many volunteers, many of our books suitable for Grades 1-9. An impressive collection teens and parents offer help and support. Altogether, of multicultural books has been acquired. The weekly story nearly eighty volunteers support the Children and Youth reading sessions are also scheduled. The library also uses Program each week. educational games and puzzles.
afternoons a week, If you want to volunteer or a tutoring/computer donate art/school supplies please call 313.822.8606 program is available for ext. 20 or 21. children with a need for special help in certain subject areas. Great effort is made to assist the child in collaboration with his/her parents and teachers at school.