Academic Achievers

The Young Leaders with Character (YLC)  Academic Achievers program offers afterschool 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:

  • College prep classes
  • Enrichment classes
  • Fitness and recreation
  • Homework assistance
  • STEM project-based learning activities
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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.

Approved from 21st CCLC- 2018-2019 YLC-Academic Achievers Narrative and Continuing Improvement Form.

Partnering Schools and Locations

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

Days and Hours of Operation

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 to 6:05 p.m.
  • Jose Marti MAST Academy: 2:25 to 6:12 p.m.

Afterschool Registration

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

Summer Registration

The YLC Academic Achievers Summer Camp will be held at the City of Hialeah Educational Academy Charter School. Summer Camp will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM-6:30 PM. 

Summer Camp registration will begin on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at each of the after school locations from 2:30-5:30 PM. For more information please call 305-818-9143. 

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

MANDATORY PARENT ORIENTATION will be held at City of Hialeah Educational Academy on May 23, 2019. 

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
Summer Camp Spanish Registration Packet

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

2017-2018 Summative Report

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 04/15/19