YLC- BLUE Program

The Young Leaders with Character (YLC)  BLUE Program offers afterschool care Monday-Friday for teens in grades 6-11 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 a low fee.

Activities include:

  • Homework assistance
  • Fitness and recreation
  • Enrichment classes
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We’ve designed the Young Leaders with Character BLUE Program for teens who are in need of quality after-school care during the school year and summer months. 

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 BLUE Program is open Monday through Friday and follows the Miami-Dade County Public Schools calendar. 

  • City of Hialeah Educational Academy: 2:30 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Jose Marti MAST Academy at Edgar J. Hall: 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Afterschool Registration

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

  • A completed registration packet
  • A copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport
  • A copy of your child’s last report card and/or school acceptance letter for incoming students
  • A current photo of your child
  • Proof of address (such as a current utility bill)
  • Your child’s student ID number


  • Registration Fee (One-time) $30 per child 
  • Weekly Fee $20 per child per week

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: STEM Classes, Field Trips, Nutrition Classes, Enrichment and Fitness Activities.

MANDATORY PARENT ORIENTATION will be held at City of Hialeah Educational Academy on 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


  • Registration Fee (One-time) $20 per child 
  • Weekly Fees below:
    • $50.00 per child per week if attending one of our partner schools- documentation required or a Hialeah Resident
    • $75.00 per child per week if not attending one of our partner schools or a Non-Hialeah Resident

Our Staff

Our staff includes trained tutors, counselors, and recreation leaders. 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). 

Program Accommodations

The City will make reasonable accommodations for a child’s disability whenever possible. A child’s participation/enrollment in the program is subject to an intake interview, provision of current Individual Educational Plan (IEP) or medical documentation, staff review of case, the ability to accommodate his/her particular need, and the City’s ability to maintain an appropriate staff/child ratio (from 1:5 to 1:15, depending on need/space availability and funding).

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.

Last Updated 01/27/2020