V4A DANCE CLASSES IS ON FRIDAYS AT 6.30 PM at covenant Church 3465 Shackelford Rd, MO 63031. 

F4KIDZ African Performing Arts offers unique opportunity to share the rich African culture through dance and music. This group of young artists comprising of middle school immigrant students, uses the dance and drumming to promote the African culture in Missouri.

Immigrant parents have willingly made many sacrifices, but often do not anticipate the culture clash and conflict with their own teens who, growing up in America, have a far greater identification with American culture. Their behavior and values may baffle or appall these parents and defeat their expectations. Sometimes the teens have internal conflict as well. They may feel culturally split, trying to be a dutiful, traditional child at home and an all American girl/boy at school. These competing requirements can be very stressful as teens essentially lead a double life, with all the lies that entails. WATCH VIDEO

V4A promotes discussion forums and activities between parents and kids to help improve communication and resolve conflicts. In June we host dady/daughter dinner date and every Friday we have soccer and volleyball. This gives parents and kids opportunity to exercise and to bond with their children.



We will have Adult MHFA training on Saturday April 27th, 2024 from 10 am to 3 pm . 

Venue is V4A office at 7220 N. Lindbergh Blvd, Hazelwood, MO 63042. 
See you soon.  


YOUTH CAMP 07/24-28/2023- at 9 am -1 pm

Employing methods of positive youth development ensure we prioritize young adults’ needs and help them build the necessary skills they need to become productive and successful members of society.

V4A is hosting our annual youth summer camp from July 24th to 27th at Christ Covenant Church in Florissant. Our partners include PreventEd, St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund, Missouri Department of Transportation, and others. This is for youth ages 12 years to 19 years Please https://forms.gle/pgNCJpT4LynRyz696

Sign up for Youth mentorship Program for 12 years to 24 years


– Date: August 8th to 12th 9AM to 12PM. – Price: Free ($0) 

– Ages: 4th through 8th Grade 

– Location: Christ Covenant Church (3465 Shackelford Rd, Florissant, MO 63031) – 

Class Sizes 

– Three classes split by grades with 10-20 kids per class 

– Sign-up Form: https://forms.gle/BwM1dWv94mgHriN98

April is Autism Awareness Month. Started nearly a quarter century ago by the Autism Society, National Autism Awareness Month is “a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with autism is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life.” 

Join other parents with autistic parents on April 6th, 2023, as they share their experiences. We will discuss how we can be welcoming in our churches, homes, and communities. 

APRIL 6TH, 2023, at 6 pm CST, 7 PM


  1. Musi Kiarie
  2. Sarah Maina

When: Apr 6, 2023 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:


SATURDAY: APRIL 15th, 2023 at 6PM CST, 7 EST, 4 PM PST

When: Apr 15, 2023 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 





. In Person

Art therapy for children can be very beneficial, especially at this time where many kids are emotionally affected by the pandemic and many refugee kids from war trauma.
Art Therapy is popular in schools and hospitals due to its healing and behavior management potential. Children who take part is art therapy have a chance to express themselves about topics that may be too difficult to vocalize. Whether drawing, painting, or writing poetry, the expressive therapy can increase confidence and self-awareness, relieve stress, or provide a coping mechanism for children who have emotional conflicts.
Sign up for this program. This class will also accommodate the underserved children in our community with developmental problems or speech disorders.
The class size is very small and is only on first come first served.


2021 Events

Here are some dates on 2021 calendars: