YLC Orange Program- 21st CCLC

The Young Leaders with Character (YLC) program offers after school programming Monday through Friday for teens in grades 6th to 8th 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. 

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Afterschool Program

We’ve designed the YLC program for teens who are in need of quality after school/ 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 W 29th Street
    Hialeah, FL 33012
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  • Hialeah Middle School
    6027 E 7th Avenue
    Hialeah, FL 33013
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  • City of Hialeah Educational Academy
    2590 W 76th St, Hialeah, FL 33016
    Hialeah, FL 33016
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Registration Information

Parents are required to bring the following documents to complete registration:

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

Afterschool English Registration- Coming soon

Parent English Handbook- Coming soon

Afterschool Spanish Registration- Coming soon

Parent Spanish Handbook-Coming soon

Our Staff

Our staff includes state-certified teachers, trained site directors, tutors, counselors, and program 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). 

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 after-school.

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 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

Approved YLC Program RFP

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 07/21/21