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. 



This is a youth engagement opportunity brought to you by the  City of Clarkston and the Clarkston Community Center. The program is open to youth ages 10-18 years of age. It is a youth citizen education program that will include enhancement field trips,  and transportation assistance is available.

If you are looking for where to engage your children under this age category (10-18yrs) afterschool, reach out to Sharee Ashford at the Clarkston Police Department or Justine Okello at the Clarkston Community Center for registration or any form of inquiry.

Also, if you have any families that may be interested or have the need for this services – pass along this information or encourage them to get in contact with the above-mentioned persons.


Sharee Ashford: sashford@cityofclarkston.com | 404-296-6489 x234

Justine Okello: programs@clarkstoncommunitycenter.org | 404-508-1050 

Summer Camp

Registrations will begin during 2018 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 date for the camp will be communicated as we draw closer to camp period. Stay tuned and look out for dates to register your child for camp next season of 2017, and remember our camp provides 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)

20160822_164003A  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.