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Education

Children International works side-by-side with schools, parents and partners to offer the following educational programs and benefits:

  • School supplies
  • Homework Help Center
  • Summer camps for elementary, middle and high school students
  • After-school programs for more than 420 students at five Little Rock elementary schools
  • Tutoring & Mentoring
  • Peer Leadership Training and Community Service programs

ELEMENTARY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Kids’ Clubs after school programs are filled with academic and enrichment activities to improve reading and math skills and to provide opportunities to develop a new talent or hobby. Certified teachers give kids a boost in literacy and math, while Enrichment “club” leaders, taught by community experts, give kids the chance to immerse themselves in a new talent such as Robotics, Stepping, Martial Arts, Choir, and Business.

Students take field trips to support their budding interests and also perform at local schools, churches and community events. Giving back is an important part of CI’s education programs. Students in after-school programs volunteer with local food banks, the Humane Society and various nonprofit organizations. Kids’ Club programs are currently offered this year at Wakefield, Wilson, Bale, and Franklin Elementary schools.

Mind Your Own Business Summer Camp

The Mind Your Own Business Summer Camp is held during June-July each year for 150 elementary students. Students create, market and implement their own business. During the last week of camp, students sell their products at the Little Rock River Market and donate the proceeds to a charity of their choice.

Call Susannah Myers at 501-663-5541 for more information.


PRE-TEEN & TEEN YOUTH PROGRAMS

Youth Leadership

Join Youth Leadership and make a difference in your community. Young leaders from all over Little Rock design creative projects to make a real difference in their community. The program offers a series of life skills workshops on teambuilding, leadership styles, conflict resolution, financial literacy and volunteer management. Call Youth Coordinator Assistant Molly Reynolds at 501-663-5541 for more information.

Activities

  • Hope Scholarship
  • B1G 20!
  • Youth Citizen School
    -  fall: The Arts
    –  spring: Sciences
  • Game Night
    From September through June, come hang out with us on every first Friday at 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm.
  • Road to College

    Want to go to college? Don’t know how to start the journey to get there. Join the ROAD TO COLLEGE: College Prep Group…only one Saturday a month!
    –  Open to CI sponsored juniors and seniors
    –  Informative workshops & college prep help
    –  Meet from 10 am to 2 pm with lunch break

Clubs

  • Youth Council
    A represent your peers in Little Rock and US by joining one of the youth-led council committees: Teen Voices, Aflateen, Community Care Club.
  • Youth Health Corps: Peer-2-Peer

    Help educate your peers about issues that youth face on a daily basis. Real issues. Real talk. (reproductive health education).

TUTORING & MENTORING

Are you struggling with essay writing? Research? Math? Are you facing peer pressure at school and need to talk to someone?

We can help with all of those concerns and more. Our tutors and mentors are highly selected with expertise in all disciplines. This service is provided free of charge and is available throughout the week at flexible times. Call Youth Coordinator Assistant Molly Reynolds at 501-663-5541 for more information.

Be a Tutor or Mentor

This program is in high demand, and we welcome new tutors and mentors on a continual basis. If you enjoy working with youth and feel you are a positive role model, call for opportunities that will work with your schedule. High school age youth are also welcome to apply to be Peer Tutors and Reading Buddies. Call Youth Coordinator Assistant Molly Reynolds at 501-663-5541 for more information.

Summer Workshops

Every year, UALR Children International hosts a variety of creative, hands-on learning summer workshops to support our youth members. Topics vary each year. Call Youth Coordinator Assistant Molly Reynolds at 501-663-5541 for more information.