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 afterschool programs: assist refugee children/youth to speak, read and write in English, improve academic performance, and integrate into American society.


  • Homework Assistance, which helps prevent the children from becoming discouraged as they work
  • Life Skills & Special Activities to help them learn about American society and culture, traditions, and holidays
  • Arts Enrichment Activities that allow children the freedom of creativity and the chance to work together as a team
  • 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
  • Benefit to Parents: children enrolled in our program receive field trips, clothing donations, toys, school supplies and a safe place to learn
  • English as a Second Language Coursework through computer programs such as Waterford and Imagine Learning, phonics instruction, reading, and speech

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