Register for our Youth Empowerment Program

An empowerment program designed for youths in Grades 5-8.

Is your child at home by themselves after school?

Does your student need a little help with their homework?

D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to Succeed was made just for you and your child!

Our youth center, located at 105 Sanford Street, Hamden, CT, offers opportunities for students to improve academic performance through homework assistance, tutoring, and enrichment activities.

D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to Succeed’s program can accommodate a rolling enrollment of 50 youths. The Center is open from 3-7 PM, Monday through Friday, and is within walking distance of Hamden Middle School.

A Place to Call Their Own

We sympathize with area parents in their struggle to keep their 5th through 8th grader cared for until 5PM or later.  They’re too old for after school care, and not quite ready to be by themselves at home until the workday is done.

D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to Succeed is a safe and nurturing place for your child to go after-school.   We have homework help, tutoring, and snacks, as well as fun activities and programs once the homework is done.

BONUS: We’re only steps from Hamden Middle School at 105 Sanford Street, so your middle schooler can walk here on their own!

A Place for Parents and Caretakers, Too

The success of a student ultimately depends on a  family’s engagement.  A D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to Succeed program subscription includes seminars and workshops that promote parents and caretakers as partners in their child’s education.  We assist you with navigating the school system, advocacy, financial literacy, and much more.

Value and Peace of Mind

Individual tutoring and franchise services can be costly, and only cover the “work” part of a student’s life.  Our program is specifically designed to be an affordable relief for the working parent.

For just $20/day, your child will be supervised, nourished and supported, both academically and emotionally every day after school.

Once the homework is done, your student has earned time to relax and hang out, playing video games, doing crafts, exercising, or participating in a number of empowerment programs.  For a little bit extra, (starting at $12/week) they can participate in week-long “add-ons,” like field trips, special art projects, business workshops, and other exciting activities.

Typical Daily Schedule

3:00 – 3:30 T.A.B. (Take A Break)
After a full day of school, your student needs to decompress and relax.  The first 30 minutes is reserved for snack, freshening up, and social time.

3:30 – 4:30 Homework Time
Just having a quiet place to do their homework and school projects can make a big impact on your child’s academic performance.   Students who do not have schoolwork will be expected to read, write, or draw quietly.  If your child is regularly tutored, their sessions can be held in our space.  We can also provide qualified tutors starting at $49/hour.

4:30 -5:30 Youth Development Time
The goal of this hour is to build your child’s character and increase their vocabulary.  They’ll hone their social, and artistic skills, and gain insight into different cultures.   Activities range from discussing crucial social and ethical issues to arts & crafts, from board games to dance, and from computer skills to physically active games.

5:30 (approximately)  Student Pickup for those not participating in extracurricular activities.

5:45 – 7:00 Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities will vary from week to week.  We’ll offer things like Biz-E-Kids Entrepreneur Workshop, public speaking, career exploration, college preparation, leadership development, life skills, field trips and video production.

7:00 – Student Pickup


We offer economical and safe transportation options for your child to get from school to our Center.  Your situation will be unique, and together, we’ll make a solution that’s right for your family.

Save a Seat – Enroll Today!

Did we mention there are only 50 seats available?  Tell us a little about you and your child (children) to reserve a spot and we’ll be in touch shortly. Thanks in advance for your interest.

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