City of Opa-Locka Kids Program (COOL Kids)
The COOL Kids Program is a collaborative endeavor along with the Crime Prevention Program after-school program. This program targets at-risk elementary school-aged youth within the City of Opa-Locka by providing mentors along with academic and social intervention, with an emphasis placed on mentoring.
The students meet every Saturday from 10:30 am – 4:00 pm. Field trips and other recreational activities are a frequent occurrence within this program to produce desired outcomes. The program currently has 30 youth enrolled, and we would like to grow our numbers of participants for this program to 50 youth. We will also establish a partnership with Florida International University
(FIU). This year, we plan on establishing this as our signature after-school program. For more information, contact Mr. Rashad Letteen at (305) 953-2871.
City of Opa-Locka PEARLS / COOL Teens Program
The PEARLS Program is a collaborative endeavor along with Crime Prevention Program after school program. This program works with young ladies ages 12–18 years of age on improving employability skills, etiquette, social, and academic skills. Field trips, workshops, and recreational activities are a frequent occurrence that serves as incentives for program participants with emphasis on leadership and behavioral modifications. For more information, contact Ms. Patrice Matthew at (305) 953-2871.