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.
The Dare To Be Aware Program – is the result of an ongoing need to address many problems faced by the young adults in their homes, schools, and social communities. These issues include addressing: youth violence, cultural diversity, health inequities, and obstacles to educational attainment. High School students, identified by the Community Center, teach their peers on a subject matter every week for 10 weeks. On Tuesdays we will train the High School students on a subject, for example bullying.  On Thursdays the trainers will present their topic to the students and lead the discussions around the topic.  This will be interactive and informational.  The goal is to improve the self-image and understanding for these middle school students by addressing hard and important topics.  It is vitally important to City of Clarkston that the students have an alternative to gangs. By joining the after school program these students will become confident and address the issues which they will face on a daily basis.
  • This program is being sponsored by the City of Clarkston and the Clarkston Community Center and is open to students ages 10-18 years of age. If you are looking for where to engage your children under this age category after school, or know someone who may benefit please reach out to Justine Okello at the Clarkston Community Center for registration or any form of inquiry.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 gardenOur summer camps are geared towards improving literacy and academic skills for low-income youth and teens in a fun, creative atmosphere. 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.
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 includes:                         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 for professionally, personally, and interpersonal development
  • 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.

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