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Youth and Leadership

Our youth programs are focused on helping young people learn through doing, with hands-on projects that teach leadership skills and develop a sense of community, culture and tradition.

Dolly Parton's
Imagination Library

Inspired by her father’s inability to read and write, Dolly started her Imagination Library in 1995 for the children within her home county. Today, her program mails over 1 million free books each month to children from birth to age 5.

The Arlee CDC partners with the Jocko Valley Library to bring this program to children in the Valley. To sign your child up for this program, call us at 406-726-5550.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Youth Art Program

Thanks to Diné (Navajo) and Salish descendant Cameron Decker for teaching this series of workshops that combine hands-on art projects with field trips to see public art displays.  Recent classes included making sculptures and having them scanned and 3-D printed, creating light drawings with glowsticks, and field trips to the Missoula Art Museum and Missoula Public Library. The kids are having so much fun and finding new sources of inspiration and new ways to express themselves. 

Youth Camps and Programs

We've provided support for: 

  • Youth summer camps

  • Summer program for art, music and theater

  • Trunk or Treat - Arlee 

Youth programs
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