ALLAPATTAH CHILDREN EMPOWERMENT STRATEGIES (A.C.E.S.)
An after-school program for 25 participants, 7 to 14 years old, residing in or attending schools in Allapattah or nearby communities, focusing on 5 key activities for 40 weeks: Reading/Literacy; Social Skills/Conflict Resolution; Family involvement and Communication; Technology Training & Internet Access; Physical Fitness (Dancing and weekend Baseball) with nutritious snacks and beverages. Planned at 3 hours/day, 4 day/week.
: 'Citizenship, Internet and Intergenerational Empowerment Services for Seniors' (C.I.T.I.E.S.)
Citizenship, Internet and Intergenerational Empowerment Services for Seniors (CITIES) program benefit and empower elderly/senior residents with Citizenship classes, exams/interview preparation, and assistance to attain US citizenship. They learn basic U.S. history, visit City Hall and meet government officials. The program also has Computer/Internet classes to help them develop or increase computer literacy and social skills. They learned how to send/receive e-mails, explore technology, and research special interests through the Internet/worldwide web. Highlight of the program is 'Intergenerational teaching, learning and mentoring' aimed at bridging the generation gap, as the youth/students share Computer Know-How with senior citizens. Volunteers, particularly students, help elderly residents -- one on one with emails, online web exploration, etc.