Every child's uniqueness needs something different to be satisfied, from singing to sports. That's why South Florida offers a variety of after-school options to meet their individual needs. From arts to education, these are the city's best after-school activities.
City of Hialeah
7400 W. 24th Ave.
Hialeah, FL 33010
Price: $30 registration/$7 per week for residents/$27 for non-residents
Hours: Mon to Fri – 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The City of Hialeah offers programs for both residents and non-residents, including teens in grades 6 to 12, and for K-8 students. It offers reading, tutoring, homework, social skills, nutrition, fitness, recreation and special interest classes. It also provides FCAT training to keep kids up to par on standardized testing. Busing is available for certain schools.
The Roxy Theatre Group
1645 S.W. 107th Ave.
Miami, FL 33165
Price: $30 registration fee/$20 per week for elementary students/$15 per week for middle school students
Hours: Mon to Fri – 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
This program is for all those aspiring actors and actresses in South Florida. The Roxy Theatre Group teaches your child how to act and aids them in math, reading, writing and science. There is a certified teacher on staff so you know your child is getting the best education possible. At the end of the year, participants stage a musical production to put them on the course to stardom.
South Florida After School All-Stars
6915 N.W. 77th Ave.
Miami, FL 33166
Price: $ 35 registration fee, $40 per week
Hours: Mon to Fri – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
This program is offered at a variety of Miami schools so transportation is no hassle. It includes homework help, tutoring, arts and crafts, a snack and field trips. On some occasions, NBA stars drop by. To attend, see if your school is included in the list of participating schools on the website. The program works on a system of pillars to build kids' confidence and adeptness in life in addition to providing a fun game.
United Martial Arts Academy, Inc.
250 E. Palm Dr., Ste. 357
Florida City, FL 33034
Price: $150 per month/$45 activation fee/$35 for uniform
Hours: Mon to Fri – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Everybody will be kung fu fighting when they attend this little gem. Participants from age 5 to 18 can attend. It offers tutoring with a certified teacher and teacher's assistants along with martial arts training for both girls and boys. From HeadHunter MMA to Chinese boxing, getting the kids involved in this gym guarantees they learn more than they might at daycare. Instructors here help students grow intellectually and socially in addition to teaching valuable martial arts skills.
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World Literacy Campaign Girl Power
6015 N.W. 7th Ave.
Miami, FL 33136
Price: $50 per school year
Hours: Mon to Fri – 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Girl Power campaign provides a variety of services for your child including tutoring, yoga, self-esteem building and homework help. This is a more earthy program that encourages your little girl to become a lady. Girls 11 to 17 may enroll. Transportation is available for some schools in the surrounding areas.
Niema Hulin was born in Newark, NJ but raised in Lexington, South Carolina for the bulk of her formative years. In 2002, she moved to Miami after graduating from the University of Florida. Since then, Niema has worked in film, television and commercials as a Production Assistant and Production Coordinator. Some of her films have included Bad Boys II and I Am Number IV. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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