YouthPride After School Program

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Youth and Family Services

CCFC’s commitment to building strong communities starts with our children. In 1992 after Hurricane Andrew, our agency helped support and entertain children in Florida City/Homestead who with their parents had become homeless. Believing that no investment is more important than one which helps children succeed in school, CCFC offers free, tutorial-based after school and summer camp to 200 unduplicated children ages 5-15 from K-8th grade each year.  Since 2007, our organization has been designated a 21st Century Community Learning Center by the Florida Dept. of Education. With funding from the U.S. Dept. of Education, United Way of Miami-Dade and Volunteer Florida, which funds 14 half-time AmeriCorps members to mentor our children, CCFC supports children who attend low-performing schools in our area and whose parents, have often had interrupted education opportunities. We cater to our targeted schools: Miami Community Charter School, West Homestead Elementary, Laura C. Saunders, and Homestead Middle.


Many of our parents have limited English literacy which affects their ability to assist their children with homework and extra activities. Often working two jobs & enduring financial hardships,  parents cannot afford full-time summer camp to support their children’s regular school learning, nor  afford after school services to keep their children on track with all their daily assignments. Without YouthPride, many of our community’s children would likely be home alone or watched by siblings who are not equipped to help with homework or special projects.


For Parents: YouthPride parents, like all proud parents, want to learn everything possible about ways to encourage, motivate and help their children succeed in school and in all of life’s endeavors. CCFC offers monthly Parent Support Workshops on a variety of topics that are targeted to helping families as well as their children. We regularly attract 60-80 parents each month.


CCFC strengthens the economic fiber of our community by providing year-round after school and summer camp so our parents may seek employment opportunities. They are able to pursue jobs knowing that their children are safe and are engaged in enrichment activities and receiving tutorial support from certified teachers so they can have promising academic futures.  


Download an application today!

After-school application– English

After-school application- Spanish

Approved Grant Narrative and Target Schools

21st CCLC Summative Evaluation Report

For more information please contact April Villanueva, Program Coordinator, at:

(305) 245-7738 Ext. 224 or via e-mail to

Centro Campesino (CCFC) Location:

35801 SW 186 Ave.

Florida City, FL 33034

Everglades Communication Association (ECA) Location:

19351 SW 379 St.

Florida City, FL 33034

(305) 246-8004


After-school Hours of Operation:

Monday- Friday 

2:00 PM to 6:30 PM

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