youth after school program

Providing 110 teens a bright future through our after school program

  • Gangs eliminated in barrios where we work
  • Teen pregnancy rates much lower among kids on our programs
  • Teaching nutrition through our Healthy Children Program
  • Teaching computer skills, English, martial arts, theater, art, and sewing

Like the slums surrounding many third-world cities, barrio Jeronimo Lopez mushroomed over the past 40 years, as the Nicaraguan economy drove more and more farmers into central Nagarote looking for work, which few found. Shacks were thrown up, trees cut down. It’s a place where most of the 200 families struggle to get by on less than $2 a day, and rice and beans are about all they ever eat.                    (read more)