A New Start: the 10-14 age/Open School/GED Program at Amistad and New Beginnings Community Centers
The 10-14 Program is a government program to provide students another chance to complete their formal education after having previously dropped out of school. Amigos en Cristo Ministries includes staff members skilled at teaching these students and assist in their completion of elementary and/or junior high school learning requirements.
For those who would like to support a student in this program, the monthly support cost is $50, providing for the cost of staffing this program at both of our community centers.
Raising the Bar for Elementary Students
AeC provides financial support for many of our after-school students. AeC is there to support parents who do not have the financial resources available to pay for their children to attend public school. We believe in the necessity of education and believe that attending the public school will afford our students a better future than their current path. AeC staff collaborates with the public school staff to ensure the success of the children. The public school teachers have demonstrated their support for our students, and report that our students’ test scores are significantly higher than students who are not involved in AeC’s after- school program.
Support for these children requires fees for registration, school supplies, purchase of uniforms, and participation in the after-school program.