Youth Development

YouthProgramsYouth programming has been an integral part of La Casa de Amistad programming since its inception. We continue in that tradition and offer several programs to meet the needs our local youth and community.

Yo Puedo Leer (I Can Read)
Preschool Program
Monday – Friday from 8:30-11:30AM and 12-3PM
Yo Puedo Leer prepares preschool children in a dual language environment (Spanish/English) using HighScope curriculum.  Children acquire knowledge through active participatory learning in a fully bilingual inclusive environment.

Yo Puedo Leer has a nominal weekly fee of $20 (2018-2019) and there is a refundable deposit of $100 when program is completed.  The program runs parallel to the SBCSC school schedule.

Crece Conmigo (Grow With Me)
After-school Elementary Enrichment Program
Monday- Thursday from 3:30-5:30PM
Crece Conmigo offers academic tutoring, cultural, art, social development, and recreational activities in a welcoming and friendly environment to students from kindergarten to 5th grade from local public and private elementary schools. Crece Conmigo Program has a monthly fee of $20 (2018-2019) and runs from September to early May.

Adelante (Forward)
After-school middle and high school Enrichment Program
Monday – Thursday from 4-6pm
Adelante offers academic tutoring, leadership development, mentorships, cultural awareness, and college preparation support for students from 6th to 8th and 9th to 12th grade from local public and private middle schools and high schools.  This program has a monthly fee of $10 (2018-2019) and runs from September to early May.

La Casa’s Summer Camps
La Casa’s Summer Camps offer a 7-week camp to children from 2nd to 7th grade (Summer Crece) and from 8th to 12th grade (Summer Adelante).  Summer camps are designed as a cultural/recreational immersion camp where children and teens participate in a variety of activities revolving around a Latino-centered theme. These include art making activities, fieldtrips, workshops, special presentations and even college visits for the teens.  Summer camps usually run from mid-June to early August with a cost of $20 per week per child.

If you would like to learn more about youth programming or have further questions and/or comments do not hesitate to contact La Casa de Amistad at 574-233-2120.