Youth Zone “5-12”

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Youth Zone serves youth “5-12”

The primary goal is to increase the likelihood of children and youth achieving educational success by creating environments where learning is fun and attending school is the norm. The Youth Zone offers homework assistance, literacy activities, Prime Time/Center for Creation Education Modules, dance, drums, step team, Peer-to-Peer Mentoring, Youth Leadership Council, gardening, cooking, choir, poetry, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Key Club (Lake Worth Kiwanis), and other opportunities which help develop students’ academic abilities.

Academic Enrichment(s)

Provides youth with coordinated programs in the areas of homework help, small group tutoring in FSA in the area of reading, writing, math, and science for those students with a score of 1 &2, computer skills, community service, job shadowing, college preparation classes, and career exploration.



Healthy Lifestyles

Focuses on positive decision-making, fitness, nutrition, body image and awareness, and personal safety in small and large group settings. Kids learn how to stay active, gardening, cook healthy meals and snacks, handle peer pressure, and develop a sense of belonging and self-worth.


The Multicultural Arts Program (MAP)

Offers a wide array of visual arts, digital arts, drawing, painting, photography, video production, and performing arts such as modern dance, folklore, Hip Hop, drama, choir, and music. Youth are involved in a variety of performances like the City of Lake Worth Christmas Parade, Valentine’s and Mother’s Day Celebrations, the Multicultural Day Celebration in partnership with Barton Elementary School and other agency partners.


Recreational Activities

After completion of school assignments and small group tutoring, youth have a menu of recreational and self-improvement activities to choose from such as soccer, flag football, Martial Arts, musical theater, volleyball, basketball, cooking, arts & crafts, gardening, yoga, photography, animation/broadcasting, computer literacy, boys and girls club, tennis, video games hour, field trips and other outings.

Youth Leadership Development

This club targets Upper Elementary and middle school youth who excel in the areas of academic, behavior, attitude and the willingness to become a leader. These youngsters are trained as Peer Mentors to mentor children ages 3-8. They assist in the classroom in small group enrichment activities and other program-related tasks. They run a Youth Council and meet twice monthly to address issues such as neighborhood cleanup, fundraising, community service learning projects etc.

Program Hours and Locations

Barton Elementary School:1700 Barton Road, Lake Worth, FL 33460 and 1718 South Douglas Street. Lake Worth, FL 33460.

Regular School Days: Monday to Friday 2:00 – 6:00 PM
Half Days: 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Holidays and Summer Months: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Call 561-493-1190/561-541-6833.