Youth Development Services
The Path to Future Success
CII offers a range of child and youth development activities designed to improve social skills and self-confidence, and provide children with opportunities for positive interaction with peers and adults. Our Youth Development programs support resiliency and readiness by offering youth opportunities to gain confidence and experience self-expression through visual and performing arts, educational improvement, athletics, and leadership development.
CII Summer CampCII introduced a Summer Camp program this past year with much success. Staff was fortunate to have the help of an amazing team of high school and college volunteers! Together with staff, the teen volunteers helped create a memorable enriching summer program for children in the Los Angeles area. Campers engaged in art projects, gardening, fitness activities and special projects like the Kindness Tree, which provided teachable moments by encouraging random acts of kindness among children and camp counselors throughout the summer.
Each act was represented on the tree with a heart-shaped leaf. By the last day of camp, the Kindness Tree was bursting with new hearts showing how campers, staff and volunteers cultivated a thoughtful and caring environment for each other.