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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.


Salish Basket Workshop

Thanks to Diné (Navajo) and Salish descendant Cameron Decker for teaching a workshop on designing and creating Salish baskets. The kids had a great time expressing their own creative ideas while learning about the importance of traditional baskets in Salish history and culture.

Youth Camps and Programs

We've provided support for: 

  • Youth summer camps

  • Summer program for art, music and theater

  • Trunk or Treat - Arlee 

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