Continue ARP’s support of children throughout secondary school and into early adulthood by building life skills to be successful adults and contributing community members.
The Youth Development program launched in 2014 and is in place in order for us to continue our support to the local children throughout secondary school and into early adulthood. The Youth Development program does this by helping them build life skills to be successful adults and contributing community members. Approximately 60 youth have participated in our youth development courses to date and the program is set to expand each year as ARP’s kids grow. A leadership course has been developed as a capstone course for our 7th graders and we hope to add more programming, as well as scholarships, to this initiative soon.
To provide constructive, non-formal educational activities during school vacations with the goals of promoting a better understanding of both the self and the natural environments.
During vacation between the school years (July-August) the Project enjoys running an annual summer camp, providing fun, constructive and educational activities for the children in the region. Camp is typically planned around a weekly theme which is replicated weekdays at school locations spread out along the Arajuno Road. Each theme is broken down into multiple skill building segments such as art, English, team building, etc. Past themes included the 2012 Summer Olympics, music, climate change, food and nutrition, animals of the world and recycling.
The Project also conducts an open English community class as capacity permits. Volunteers also frequently participate in one-on-one language exchanges, learning or perfecting their Spanish in exchange for teaching English.
Between 60 and 80 children typically participate during each week of summer camp.
If you would like to help support either of these activities, visit our ‘Get Involved’ webpage for more information.