Refugee Youth After-School Program

The Refugee Youth After-School Program assists students in Collins Elementary and Sneed Elementary. The program is offered at Collins during the summer, fall and spring and at Sneed during the spring. We have three objectives with our after school programs: assist refugee children/youth to speak, read and write in English, improve academic performance, and integrate into American society.

  • Homework assistance to prevent children from becoming discouraged as they work
  • Life skills and special activities to learn about American society, culture, traditions and holidays
  • Arts enrichment activities to express creativity and learn team-building skills
  • Summer program: children engage in arts and crafts, sports and physical activities, group music, reading time, and movie days for six hours a day, three days a week
  • Annual field trip and events such as kids games
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) coursework, phonics instruction, reading and speech

Benefit to parents: children enrolled in our program receive field trips, clothing donations, toys, school supplies and a safe place to learn


Eligibility Criteria

Eligible clients are refugees. Children for both Collins and Sneed programs are selected by the ESL Staff at each school. These staff identify students who have limited English skills and are in need of extra assistance.


The program is free of charge, funded by private foundations.

Service Area/Location

Refugee Youth After-School Programs are offered at Collins Elementary and Sneed Elementary.

Collins Elementary:
9829 Town Park Dr, Houston, TX 77036

Sneed Elementary:
9855 Pagewood Ln, Houston, TX 77042


Ardiane Ademi, 713-874-6516 or