Frankfurt Children's Charter
The Kleist-Museum has been a co-holder of the Frankfurt Children's Charter since 20 October 2023. As Brandenburg's largest literature museum, the federal Kleist Museum foundation is emphatically committed to the city's Children's Charter. This includes the permanent development of offers for families and children, participation in meetings and cooperation with other institutions and the city's volunteer children's representative.
As one of the largest extracurricular educational and cultural venues in Frankfurt (Oder), the Kleist-Museum has been offering a wide range of educational programmes for people aged 4 and up for decades. In addition to reading competitions, art or theatre workshops, the museum's educational programme is aimed at children and young people throughout the year with small and large projects. Not only to introduce them to the poet Heinrich von Kleist, who was born in Frankfurt an der Oder, and to literature, but also to promote their individual skills and enable participation. Since the beginning of 2023, admission to the exhibitions has been free for young people up to the age of 18. There is also a reduced family ticket and free admission to the museum for all ages every 3rd Sunday of the month. The 1st Sunday of the month is dedicated to children and their families with an intergenerational programme.
The Frankfurt Children's Charter, adopted in 2019, is a project of the city of Frankfurt (Oder) and based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It sets out the rights of children and what adults can do to uphold them. The Children's Charter is represented by the city's honorary children's representative, Jacqueline Eckardt.