Youth Alliance after school programs provide our students and families the opportunity to be members of a greater community that is caring, knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and above all else inclusive. Serving 16 School & Neighborhood Sites in San Benito & South Santa Clara County, our after school programs serve over 2500 youth each day. In partnership with the Hollister School District, our CASA De Milagros programs serve Calaveras Elementary, R.O. Hardin Elementary & Marguerite Maze Middle School. Youth Alliance’s CASA Kids Club & Drop Zone programs serve the Rancho Park & Gateway Apartments. In Gilroy, our Power School programs serve Glen View Elementary, Rod Kelley Elementary, Eliot Elementary & South Valley Middle School. In San Juan & Aromas, our VAPA (Visual & Performing Arts) Program
All programs seek to provide a highly specialized and unique curriculum that directly addresses both the needs of our school community and the larger community. We are able to address the needs of our student population by offering homework help, organized recreation, and enrichment activities through the medium of Visual & Performing Art.
My favorite things about CASA are when they help me with my homework and when we get to go out for rec 4th Grade CASA StudentWhat I like about CASA is that we have fun and get to be with our friends 5th Grade CASA Student
At the Neighborhood Centers, CASA Kids Club is for children 6 to 12 years of age. Activities include homework assistance, cultural and social enrichment, guest speakers, summer reading programs, organized recreation and much more. Drop Zone, in partnership with Eden Housing, that offers middle school students an opportunity to develop positive social competencies within a safe and fun environment and allows youth to participate in enriching activities that assist them in developing life skills and lasting positive relationships with peers and adults.
Visual and Performing Arts Program
VAPA seeks to provide arts education to create meaningful and lasting change through theater, music and visual art. Youth Alliance has partnered with world-renowned Chicano theater company El Teatro Campesino, Aromas San Juan School District & Aromas San Juan Community Schools Foundation to provide this program.