Cooking, Coding, and Public Speaking were just some of the programs offered this summer; coupled with Basketball Training and virtual field trips, our six (6) week summer CYvP Program for Pre-K through High School was absolutely amazing! Let’s not forget the addition of Family Night, which was held twice weekly, as a way to give parents an opportunity to engage in fun activities with their children and the CYP community. This too, was a huge success.
Although we have adjusted to the way we operate, CYP continues to maintain our promises to the families we serve. CYP is committed to providing a healthy outlet of communication for our youth as we navigate a global pandemic and worldwide protests. Students have had conversations on what it’s like to be young and Black in America and/or have used their voices to create art in support of Black Lives Matter. One of CYP’s goals is to help our youth unpack the feelings they have regarding racial injustices and disparities, through therapeutic sessions, designed to aid them in developing their full potential. Whether that expression is through art, writing, singing, or speaking, CYP remains a tolerant safe haven for our youth and families.