YLC- Academic Achievers

What is the Young Leaders with Character (YLC) Academic Achievers Program?
The YLC Academic Achievers program offers after-school care Monday-Friday for teens in grades 6-12 at two convenient locations in the city.

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

Activities include homework assistance, college prep classes, fitness and recreation, STEM Project Based Learning Activities, character education, and enrichment classes.

We've designed the Young Leaders with Character- Academic Achievers program for teens who are in need of quality after-school care with a strong educational focus.

Coming Soon!
pdf YLC- Academic Achievers Program Narrative 2017-2018 (356 KB)

pdf YLC- Academic Achievers Appendix A- Continuing Improvment (152 KB)

Partnering Schools and Locations
All of our sites are conveniently located within the City of Hialeah. They include:

Hours & Dates
The YLC Academic Achievers program is open Monday through Friday and follows the Miami-Dade County Public Schools calendar.

City of Hialeah Educational Academy 2:35-6:05
Jose Marti MAST Academy 2:25-6:05

Afterschool Registration

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

  • A copy of your child's birth certificate or passport
  • A current photo of your child
  • Your child's Student ID number
  • A copy of your child's last report card
  • Proof of address (current utility bill)
  • A completed registration packet (see below)

pdf English Registration Packet  for 2017-2018  (558 KB)
pdf Spanish Registration Packet for 2017-2018 (616 KB) pdf
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2018 YLC – Academic Achievers SUMMER CAMPYLC AA Summer 2018 Flyer

The YLC Academic Achievers Summer Camp will be held at the City of Hialeah Educational Academy Charter School. Summer Camp registration will begin on Tuesday, April 17, 2016, at each of the Afterschool locations from 2:30-5:30 PM. For more information please contact the ECS office at 305-818-9143.

Summer Camp Activities include: Teacher led PBL Activities, Swim Program (Life Guarding, Guard Start, and Swim Lessons), STEM Classes, Educational Field Trips, and Enrichment Classes such as Guitar, Dance, Cooking/Nutrition, and Fitness Activities.

MANDATORY PARENT ORIENTATION will be held at City of Hialeah Educational Academy on May 24, 2016 at 6:00-7:30 PM.

Camp Fees 
Registration and Weekly Activities are completely FREE due to funding provided by the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant.

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)

pdf Summer Camp 2018 English Registration Packet (363 KB)

pdf Summer Camp 2018 Spanish Registration Packet (392 KB)

About Our Staff
Our staff includes state-certified teachers, trained tutors and counselors. Thereare 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. IMG 8595

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

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

Program Highlights and Progress

pdf Academic Achievers Summative Report 2016-2017-YEAR 3
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folder Academic Achievers Summative Report 2016-2017- Year 3 Revised as of 1/26/18

For Further Information
Please visit any of our YLC- Academic Achievers locations to learn more about our out of school programs.

City of Hialeah
Department of Education and Community Services
7400 West 24th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Hialeah, FL 33016

Phone: 305-818-9143
Fax: 305-818-9841

You can learn more about the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program at the 21st Century Community Learning Centers website.

Last updated :3/27/18