CHILDHOOD USA SUMMER INSTITUTE
Childhood USA’s Summer Institute program is part of our important initiatives to involve youth activists in combating child sexual abuse, exploitation, and violence against children. During this two-week program, teen participants engage with adult experts to learn about the public health crisis of child sexual abuse and exploitation (CSAE) that is facing their generation and our country.
Before the Summer Institute, most participants lacked awareness about CSE, proposal writing, and their ability to make a change in their communities. Once our participants have completed the program they are equipped with new knowledge, confidence, resources, and professional networks to start necessary conversations and to take action to safeguard children off and online.