Our youngest residents find enrichment and support
Imagine Housing’s Youth Activity Program is designed to support youth during their most vulnerable years and provide the educational and social support they need to lead positive and fulfilled lives. Over 150 youth from nine Imagine Housing properties participate in drop-in youth programming. We aim to support youth in three primary ways: building conflict resolution and social skills, improving study skills, and developing strong leadership skills.
During Homework Club, kids can recharge with a healthy afterschool snack and work on completing their assigned homework. Staff provide one hour of one-on-one homework help two to four times per week in a safe, supported, and focused environment where kids can complete their homework and improve study skills.
Activity Time, offered two to four times per week, engages youth in fun, age-appropriate activities such as arts and crafts, creative play, recreation, cooking, computers, gardening and dance. Structured activities promote problem solving, teamwork and effective communication. Activity Time allows kids to explore their interests and passions, and to be challenged, supported, and engaged.
Staff supervised programming offered during the summer months provides our youngest residents with engaging and fun activities. Weekly themes such as the environment, community, and culture offers participants positive adult role models, provides leadership opportunities and helps increase children’s self-confidence and self-esteem all while having fun.
“It’s giving our children the chance to be something that we probably weren’t able to become, and giving them the tools that they need to be successful in life.” Imagine Housing Resident