The Young Leaders with Character (YLC) STEAM Ahead program offers afterschool care Monday through Friday for teens in grades 6 to 8 at three convenient locations in the city. 

This program provides families with high quality out-of-school services in a safe, fun, and encouraging environment for FREE.  

Activities include:

  • Enrichment activities
  • Fitness
  • Homework assistance
  • STEM project-based learning activities
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We’ve designed the YLC STEAM Ahead program for teens who are in need of quality afterschool care with a strong educational focus.  

Partnering Schools and Locations

All of our sites are conveniently located within the City of Hialeah. They include:

  • Henry H. Filer Middle School
    531 W29th Street
    Hialeah, FL 33012
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  • Hialeah Middle School
    6027 E 7th Avenue
    Hialeah, FL 33013
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  • Palm Springs Middle School
    1025 W 56th Street
    Hialeah, FL 33012
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Days and Hours of Operation

The YLC STEAM Ahead program is open Monday through Friday and follows the M-DCPS calendar. All of the STEAM Ahead sites are open from 3:40 to 6:40 p.m.

After school Registration

Registration is simple! To register your teen, simply bring us:

Summer Registration

Due to COVID-19, All of the Summer Camp Registrations for the City of Hialeah have been cancelled. We will advise residents via social media and this page when summer registration will take place.

Summer Camp Activities include: Teacher led PBL Activities, STEM Classes, Educational Field Trips, and Enrichment Classes such as Nutrition and Fitness Activities.

MANDATORY PARENT ORIENTATION will be held at City of Hialeah Educational Academy on a date to be announced.

Required Documents to bring at time of registration
Passport or Birth Certificate
Current photo of child
Proof of address-utility bill
Current report card/ School Acceptance Letter
Completed Registration Form
Any documentation documenting Child with Special Needs (if applicable)

Summer Camp English Registration Packet- coming soon
Summer Camp Spanish Registration Packet- coming soon

Our Staff

Our staff includes state-certified teachers, trained tutors and counselors. There are CPR and first aid certified staff at every site. Staff meet Level 2 screening requirements as described in S. 1012.32 (Florida Statutes). 

We contract with a diverse and talented group of community-based instructors for enrichment activities. Please ask us what fun, enriching activities are upcoming this year in both after-school and summer. 

Program Accommodations

Program accommodations include a Master Inclusion Teacher, a behavioral analyst consultant for individual cases as needed, as well as daily inclusion aides and trained staff on-site to apply behavior modification techniques for children with behavior challenges and educational strategies for those who have learning difficulties and attention deficits. 

We offer inclusion support at sites if needed and our after-school and summer staff-to-child ratios are 1:15.

YLC Family Member Services

Activities for parents and guardians are also an integral part of the YLC program. At the YLC, parents and guardians are encouraged to continue learning through workshops and classes offered.

  • Workshops and training through the Parent Academy Resources.
  • Free ESL classes for parents or guardians whose teen is enrolled in the YLC program. Parents can participate in either classes offered through the Hialeah Public Libraries, or at one of our sites in a class setting with the Special Programs Instructor.


Registration and weekly activities are completely FREE due to funding provided by the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant.

Program Highlights

2018-2019 Summative Report- Coming soon

More Information

For more information, visit the Education and Community Services Department to learn more about our out of school programs located at 7400 W 24th Avenue, 2nd floor or contact us at 305-818-9143.

Learn more about the  21st Century Community Learning Centers programs.

Last updated 01/24/2020