Youth Programs at
We offer many youth programs throughout the school year and summer. Annual programs are listed below. Stay tuned for date announcements and view our calendar to see what is coming up soon!
Children 6 – 11 years old | Summer 2022
Is your kiddo ready to travel the world and learn about different cultures? If so, then this is the event for them!
Come and join guides on an adventure where we explore cultures from around the world! Children will enjoy crafts, sports, games, and outdoor play while exploring culture, music, arts, language, food, and other activities from around the world. They will take something home from a new country! It is sure to be loads of fun! Your friends will all want to join you on this adventure.
- Pacific Islands
- Africa/Middle East
- Latin America
- Native America
Youth Advocates for Human Rights Camp
Children 11 – 14 years old | August 2022
Teens learn how to be agents of change in society.
Daily presentations about local, national, and international topics provide inspiration for young adults to be advocates in their community. Dates will be announced for registration as soon as the camp is scheduled.
Adventures through Art | Snack and Paint
Great for 7 – 12 year-olds | Returning 2023
Each world traveler on our snack and paint cultural expedition will get to enjoy a variety of music from different countries as they learn about new cultures and do their daily painting on a 16×20 canvas using acrylic paints. Snacks and supplies included.
Weather permitting, there will also be outdoor fun and games! At the end of each week there will be an art exhibition for friends and family to view and take home the travelers’ masterpieces. Make sure your traveler dresses for the messes! The first week will be Asian countries, the second week will be North American countries, and the final week will be European countries. Stay tuned for upcoming dates.
2020 Teen Human Rights Symposium
High School Age | July 2022
In 2020 HREI expects to bring the 3rd Annual Regional Teen Human Rights Symposium. We are excited that our high school students will be able to participate in a University-level symposium that will offer a quality experience just for them.
This symposium will bring a rich and fulfilling event for the student community to attend. Students will get the opportunity to network with teachers and experts from Washington, Montana and Idaho to exchange ideas while learning from local experts in the area of human rights and diversity. Presentations will allow participants to deepen their understanding of the immensity of current and past problems related to human rights and diversity. This year’s theme will be centered on how cultural identity directly connects to diversity.
The 2020 Regional Teen Human Rights Symposium aims to provide a full-day of human rights education to secondary students interested in deepening their understanding of human rights history and humanitarian issues today alongside developing an understanding of significant historical diversity issues, and current issues dealing with diversity and cultural identity.
Dates coming soon.
I am Summer Camp
11 – 14 year olds | July & August 2022
I Am is an innovative program presented by HREI and NexGen Learning Institute, LLC in partnership with various community organizations. This program takes an exceptional approach to developing cultural and self-identity, specifically for youth in the foster care system in Kootenai and Bonner counties. Training for foster parents and/or guardians is a key component of the I Am program. Nature immersion, mindfulness,
and place-based programming are foundational aspects of the I Am curriculum.