Telem Camp- is an annual three-day culture camp for children ages 5-16. This camp provides a fun and safe haven for children of African descent to connect with each other, celebrate their shared heritage, and embrace their African values in a multicultural context. Telem Camp is committed to promoting a cross-cultural exchange of ideas and experiences among participants. Activities include arts & crafts, African drumming & dance, photography, radio, sports and swimming. Check out our 2012 Camp Slide Show!
Community Building Programs- provide information, access to resources, and an environment where African families feel a sense of belonging through picnics, volunteer opportunities and other events. Check out our 2012 Community Building Programming!
Cultural Events Programs - promote and celebrate African cultures through storytelling, childhood games, dance classes and African cuisine tastings. Telem also plans outings to cultural institutions to expose children to a diverse array of traditions and experiences. Check out our 2012 Cultural Events Programming!
Educational Enrichment Programs - provides referrals to tutoring and mentoring programs and whenever possible, connect volunteer tutors with families seeking academic assistance for their children. In June 2012, Telem launched a pilot academic and SAT tutoring program. In collaboration with Alexandra Zabriskie of A to Z tutor and the Vanderbilt YMCA, offered a prep course from June to August 2012, which provided students with a basic knowledge of the tests and provided an opportunity for students to learn and practice concepts that appear on the PSAT/SAT.
Leadership Development Programs - empower youth to become ambassadors and agents of change in their communities by teaching them radio journalism and communication skills to address issues that concern them - such as: immigration, identity, environmental justice, economic opportunities and education. Check out our 2012 Radio Workshop exploring parent child relationships and immigration!