Youth program involves various activities to help immigrant and refugees youth succeed in Life.
V4A mentorship program is for high school and college students. We meet once a month to discuss past, present and future topics. Program activities include career fairs, College tour and summer camp. College students also meets regularly to discuss issues affecting them and to encourage each other.
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Youth Leadership Empowerment
We also have professional personal who attend to mentor the students. We are always open to new students with fresh ideas and questions.
Due to the nature of the work environment in the United States there is little time available for the young people to learn at the feet of the older generation or their parents. This program brings together respected elders in the community for a healthy discussion. The program is designed to provide the older generation an opportunity to pass on their legacy to the next generation
College Visits and Educational Field Trips.
V4A takes multiple college visits throughout the year. If you are interested in visiting a University in St. Louis please sign up. If the college you would like to visit is not listed please contact us. We provide transportation to all visits.
Middle School and High school Students college tourS
PROJECTS FOR COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Florissant Police talking to youth on safety
1. ACT Prep
Some of the students don’t pay attention to prepare for their ACT exams and as a result, they end up with very low ACT scores. This affects their eligibility for scholarships or failure to qualify for some college causes they may want to take.
2. Mentorship Program
V4A mentorship program equips immigrant and refugee youth with necessary life and social skills to be successful and a positive influence in their home, school, and community.
3. Africa Mission Trip
Through youth leadership program, V4A organizes mission trip to Kenya during summer. The teens takes the initiative to host fundraising events, collect school supplies, backpacks, hospital supplies and other games items.
V4A Youth Mentorship parent engagement
V4A Youth Mentorship parent engagement component of our Youth Mentorship Program is a collaboration between V4A and similar community based organizations that share our passion for creating a healthier, cohesive support system for the Immigrant and refugee children. As community-led organizations, we are deeply committed to getting parents involved in their students’ education and playing a role in their educational success.
The F4Kidz program is for Kindergarten – 12th grade. Throughout the year we take trips to the St. Louis science center and The Mansanto center. Starting in April we have a soccer program with practice and games once a week. In Our Soccer program we teach kids the fundamentals of soccer, but also strive to help children build confidence and recognize the value of hard work, teamwork and persistence in achieving personal goals. By learning what it takes to play a team sport, kids are also being prepared to be productive citizens.
1. Chess Club for kids
Early this month more than ten immigrants kids participated in the chess tournament event at St. Louis University. These kids made a history to be the first chess players to represent the immigrant community.
2. African Dance group
Teaching kids about world cultures helps them appreciate the differences in people and their traditions. Learning about their culture gives them identity and helps to boost their self esteem.
3. Health and Wellness
F4KIDZ promotes positive values, healthy habits, and education through soccer and workouts– resulting in reduced childhood obesity and subsequently reduce diabetes and hypertension in the community
4. Swahili Class
A number of research studies have shown that children who have learned a second language at a young age demonstrate cognitive advantages, such as increased problem-solving skills and creativity.