Youth Program Overview

VAI’s Youth Program has served over 150 students in its year-round after school and summer programming. The program offers a variety of affordable resources including: meals, academic support, computer literacy, mentoring, sports, arts, field trips and parent engagement socials. Through the partnerships with Loyola University and Afterschool Matters we are able to provide quality programming to the Uptown Community.

For more information regarding VAI’s Youth Program, please contact Youth Program Assistant Manager Sandra Ortiz at sandra.ortiz@hnvi.org.

Youth of the Month

Each month students (pre-k through 5th, 6th-8th) can become Youth of the Month. Students who demonstrate leadership, actively participate in programs, and go above and beyond are considered for Youth of the Month. 

 
 

September

  • Aaron

  • School: Goudy 

  • Grade: 7th  

  • Fun Fact: Enjoys playing football, tumbling, and juggling. Has been in CircEsteem for 7 years! 

September

  • Titi

  • School: Goudy 

  • Grade: 5th  

  • Fun Fact: Favorite food is candy 

October

  • Edwin

  • School: Goudy 

  • Grade: 7th  

  • Fun Fact: I play football

October

  • Caleb

  • School: Goudy 

  • Grade: 1st

  • Fun Fact: Loves soccer and his favorite player is Cristiano Ronaldo.
    Loves soccer and his favorite player is Cristiano Ronaldo.