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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
  • 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, the after-school programs, are offered for 420 elementary students attending five Little Rock elementary schools from September through April. Students must be enrolled in UALR Children International and complete an application during school registration.

The after-school programs are filled with academic and enrichment activities to improve reading and math skills, build self-esteem and provide leadership opportunities. Certified teachers and one-on-one tutors on curricular-based literacy and math classes, field trips and community service projects.

Enrichment classes include: art, dance, gospel choir, stepping, Taekwondo and Kidz Biz. Students 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.

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 CI college scholarship fund.

Pre-teen and 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 Susannah Myers at 501-663-5541 for more information.

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. Please call Youth Coordinator Susannah Myers 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. Contact Youth Coordinator Susannah Myers 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. Please call Youth Coordinator Susannah Myers at 501-663-5541 for this year’s workshops.