How to start your own LaAmistad After School

  1. Find a church or facility that is willing to start an after school program in the afternoons. Usually, the church’s Sunday School classrooms provide the perfect location for an after school program.
  2. Identify an elementary school that is close to the facility. Contact the school administrators and see if they have a need for this type of program.
  3. Contact a LaAmistad representative to discuss setting up a working partnership and starting a LaAmistad After School program. We will provide you with consultative help to assess your school profile and the optimal program to maximize success. Additionally, we will share best practices to help you navigate your unique organization’s approval process. We will then send you a proposal specific to your program’s size and scope followed by the license agreement.
  4. Receive a LaAmistad After School start-up kit providing you with everything you need to get started such as a LaAmistad After School Operations Manual, volunteer recruitment materials, parent brochures explaining the program in Spanish, posters for the classroom with rules and student contracts, hall passes and just about everything else you can think of.
  5. Visit LaAmistad After School and see this magnificent program in action. We offer volunteer trainings, parent meetings, and workshops.
  6. Start your LaAmistad After School with no worries. A LaAmistad representative will be with you every step of the way. We provide on-site consultation and support, workshops, and special trainings and materials to guarantee that you have all the tools you need to run a successful program and make a difference in the lives of children and families in your community!