Our Youth Programs fall under the blanket of Student Success Programs; they are meant to supplement their education and strengthen their physical, mental, interpersonal, and emotional selves. 

Summer Camp

Registrations will begin during 2017 for the Clarkston Community Center: Art at the Center Camp and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Camp. Both programs are open for children age 6-14. The camps will alternate every 2 weeks starting June 6 to July 28, 2016 for a total of 4 sessions. Each week of camp will last from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and will include breakfast and lunch each day. The cost per two-week session is $300 per child ($150 with a medicaid or medicare card). After-camp childcare is also available for an additional fee.

CCC camp kids at garden

“Our summer camps are geared towards improving literacy and academic skills for low-income youth and teens in a fun, creative atmosphere,” said Andrea Waterstone, art and education director for the Center. “The camp experience also builds stronger English language skills for those who are new to this country and bolsters self-confidence for participants, especially for girls and young women.”

Art at the Center Camp is taught by experienced teaching artists experienced in working with multicultural youth. Campers will explore and create eco art, assemblage art, painting, drama, dance, voice, improvisation, movie-making and gardening. Campers in the STEAM sessions will learn about 3D printing, computer programming and architectural design, strengthening their STEAM skills: science, technology, engineering, art and math.

Art at the Center and STEAM Camp are supported by The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Vision Factory, Something New, Théâtre du Rêve, the City of Clarkson and the Georgia Council for the Arts.

Clarkston Global Academy (CGA)

A  teen leadership program, CGA engages local teens from all ethnicities to address issues in their communities, learn leadership skills, and build community cross culturally. The program benefits include…

  • Turning STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) skills into leadership and employment opportunities
  • Free or low cost field trips to museums, colleges for tours, hiking trips, etc.
  • Free MARTA or gas cards to refund transportation
  • Free (and fun!) workshops to professionally, personally, and interpersonally develop
  • Financial compensation for attending tutoring, workshops, and volunteer opportunities
  • Connections for students to local employment and volunteer opportunities to build resume

In order to be eligible for the program, the student must be between the ages of 16 and 21, live in DeKalb County, be currently enrolled in school, and be low-income (receiving food stamps or free/reduced lunch). For the program’s success, the CCC has forged a wonderful partnership with the Center for Pan Asian Community Services. For more information please call 770-936-0969, or email clarkston@cpacs.org.