Youth Programs

Youth programs are developed for students success. Designed to support children not only academically, but socially and emotionally, making sure every child succeeds.
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SUMMER DAY CAMP

  • Meet new friends
  • Free Meals
  • Fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Activities
  • Hydroponics
  • Special Guests
  • Field Trips
  • Chess club
  • West African drum and dance
  • Basket Ball
  • Volley Ball
  • Soccer
  • Empowerment workshops
  • Male Mentoring Program

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AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

  • Tutoring in Math and Literacy
  • On site Child and Family Therapists
  • Free Snack and Dinner
  • Field trips
  • Spanish Club *
  • Chess Club *
  • Library
  • Community Garden *
  • Computer Lab
  • Yoga
  • West African drum and dance
  • Fun STEAM Activities
  • Snack Pack Program
  • Transportation coming soon

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RITES OF PASSAGE

  • Social Support
  • Character Building
  • Mentorship
  • Responsibility
  • Ownership
  • Identity

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Cultural Enrichment

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WEST AFRICAN DRUM & DANCE

Partnering with The Sesh Project to offer youth free weekly African drum and dance class.Read More »
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YOGA

Partnering James Woods, Yoga Dude to provide youth with prevention and intervention skills to help them develop into strong, healthy, resilient community members.Read More »

Parent Empowerment Resources

VOLUNTEER

PROGRAM CALENDARS

PARENT WORKSHOPS

Events Calendar

28jul1:00 pm5:00 pmRITES OF PASSAGEClosing Celebration1:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT Akoma Unity Center, 1367 N. California St

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'Where the Heart Is'

Akoma Unity Center (AUC) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, grassroots organization committed to the progress of African American youth, families, and communities. Akoma’s programs and services are specifically designed to meet the needs of historically excluded African American youth and communities. Our physical location is strategically situated within the community we serve at the Anne Shirrells Park (next door to Rio Vista Elementary). Programs include; Afterschool Program, Summer Day Camp, SOUL FOOD Community Dinner Night, male mentoring program, Rites of Passage, Advocacy for youth of color, STEAM Fair- Back to School Giveaway and Toy/Coat giveaway.
We utilize an African-centered framework and approach to educate, heal, and transform historically excluded communities by cultivating healthy families, organizing communities, and creating economic empowerment.
It is our vision to create a lasting infrastructure to address all the direct and indirect and short- and long-term challenges facing children and families to produce self-regulating and self-sustaining communities wherever Akoma Unity Centers reside.
Self-Determination Guided by Self-Love and the Knowledge of Self

Leadership Development and Practice Rooted in Maat

Economic Independence Built on Communal Interdependence

We are Akoma – the heart – the physical manifestation of perfect love. Therefore, we love ourselves for self-love is the prerequisite for being fully human. It gives us the power to transform ourselves, our families, and our communities. It demands excellence from us, others, and our environment. It causes us to honor our elders and ancestors and to sacrifice for our children. We have no limits. Love has no limits. Akoma has no limits. We are Akoma! We have heart!

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