After School

NDA Programs for High-School-Aged Youth

The program promotes communication, public speaking, community outreach, and conflict mediation skills. The curriculum aims to build educational skills, encourage school attendance or enrollment and retention in an educational or occupational training program, and assist students to attain High School or High School Equivalency diplomas that will permit them to enter college, advanced training, or careers.

Programs include youth leadership development, and help students gain skills to support their success in college, training programs, or jobs.

Educational services build upon school-day learning and may include one or more of the following:

  • Instruction embedded in the visual and expressive arts
  • Opportunities for self-directed learning
  • Collaborative and group work
  • Project-based learning
  • Computer-assisted instruction
  • Reading clubs
  • Job-readiness training
  • Leadership skills building