We are centering the needs of the Black community in the work of rectifying historical racial inequity. We are accomplishing this work by serving as a cultural broker in the expansion of programs and services to marginalized communities where they have historically been ineffective, inefficient or nonexistent.
The Richard Kemp Center provides youth with programs and services designed to offer targeted academic support to youth and enhance their study skills. Located central to those it serves, this center offers a safe space for youth to connect.
Mon-Thur from 3:00pm-5:30pm
372 N Winooski Ave BTV
The Richard Kemp Center (RKC) hosts an annual block party to celebrate our youth! Among the list of activities include guests for spoken word, some prizes and school supplies for the youth. Click the 'find out more' tab below to see the previous RKC's Back in School Block Party.
Our wellness is at the epicenter of all we do and experience. We must consider every action taken to dismantle systemic racism as an act of enhancing our wellness. We will disrupt status quo systems and develop long-range strategies for black-led alternative approaches to create healthy outcomes. We will fight for wellness as if our lives depend upon it – because they do.
Freedom, too, the long-sought, we still seek, — the freedom of life and limb, the freedom to work and think. Work, culture, and liberty—all these we need, not singly, but together; for to-day these ideals among the Negro people are gradually coalescing, and finding a higher meaning in the unifying ideal of race, — the ideal of fostering t
Freedom, too, the long-sought, we still seek, — the freedom of life and limb, the freedom to work and think. Work, culture, and liberty—all these we need, not singly, but together; for to-day these ideals among the Negro people are gradually coalescing, and finding a higher meaning in the unifying ideal of race, — the ideal of fostering the traits and talents of the Negro, not in opposition to, but in conformity with, the greater ideals of the American republic, in order that some day, on American soil, two world races may give each to each those characteristics which both so sadly lack. Already we come not altogether empty-handed: there is to-day no true American music but the sweet wild melodies of the Negro slave; the American fairy tales are Indian and African; we are the sole oasis of simple faith and reverence in a dusty desert of dollars and smartness. W.E.B. Debois
Our youth our most precious and hopeful prospect for our future. We take seriously our responsibility to consistently offer space, help, instruction and support. Above all we will teach them their ancestors' contribution, resilience and power and hold them to high standards of excellence.
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