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Youth Development & Enrichment

FRIENDS’ Youth Development Program is a licensed, year-round program for students from 5-12 years in age.  Students participate in activities that build the critical academic, literacy, and social/emotional skills that are fundamental for success in school, and life.

Before & After School

During the school year, students participate in a variety of activities including:

  • Academic Activities (staff led STEAM activities that reinforce & supplement school subjects).
  • Homework Buddies (volunteer & staff mentors that help complete homework).
  • Reading Buddies (volunteer & staff mentors that include literacy based activities).
  • Wellness (outdoor games to encourage healthy living & positive social relationships).
  • Music Education & Performing Arts

Youth Development participants also eat a healthy snack after school, and are eligible for FRIENDS’ daily transportation to & from school each day.


During the summer children spend the full day with FRIENDS and get to participate in a myriad of exciting trips & activities that stimulate learning, development, and cultural understanding.  While at FRIENDS, school age students receive 3 meals to ensure they are receiving the nutrition necessary for concentration & success each day.

*Residents of Gilpin Court, Ages 5 to 18 may participate in our Youth Enrichment Program.

To learn more about or programs, or to enroll, contact:

Mrs. Shekira Hite 804-644-2357  or Ms. Aysha Dysick 804-565-5880