YMCA, Latin American Association partner up to help Atlanta kids prepare for kindergarten

ATLANTA, Ga. – Elevating a technology of leaders begins by intervening early, so children can thrive at school. Now, that further assistance is coming to households with the Latin American Affiliation for free of charge, because of the YMCA.

The YMCA’s early studying readiness program, which has been round since 2012, has not too long ago partnered with the Latin American Affiliation in Atlanta.

“The Latin American Affiliation is a beacon of hope for Latino households right here in DeKalb, Gwinnett, and now even in Whitfield county,” mentioned Luis Andino with the Latin American Affiliation, “It actually gives a chance for anybody who’s coming in, whether or not is it from the border or going via powerful occasions, to actually discover refuge and discover hope.”

The YMCA and the Latin American Affiliation have partnered collectively earlier than, however that is the primary time they’ve come collectively for this particular program. This system exists to empower caregivers to be energetic contributors of their kids’s schooling and provides children the instruments they want to reach faculty. It’s taught in Spanish. Classes are taught via play.

“These are households that for no matter motive don’t have entry to a high-quality program, are on a ready record or they can’t afford one. It offers the YMCA the chance to fill that hole,” mentioned Yeni Garcia with the YMCA.

This system is for teenagers zero to five years outdated and is totally free.

“It’s nice that they’re able to present that programming when now we have the individuals who want it probably the most,” mentioned Andino.

To study extra about this system and get linked, click on right here.

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