Youth Services

Our youth education programs are designed to improve academics, physical activity, nutrition and social and emotional learning. Registration occurs three times per year in August, January and May. For more information, check this page frequently or contact our call center.

Youth Academic Supports (Out of School Time)
This evening support program provides tutoring and supplemental education to children from ages six to 12. Students are provided with a positive and safe environment to interact with peers while being engaged in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEM curriculum). This program also includes mini-lessons for social and emotional learning, nutrition and physical activity. Children are provided healthy, nutritious snacks thanks to our partnership with Central Texas Food Bank.

Summer Camp
Each summer camp session includes one hour of STEM class, physical activity, field trips, guest speakers, and social and emotional learning.  Central Texas Food Bank provides our campers a healthy, nutritious lunch five days a week prepared by our very own chefs, as well weekend food packages for the family.

Children of parents who do not participate in our adult education classes are eligible for one of the two summer camps offered. All students must qualify for free or reduced lunch to participate.

El Ranchito Summer Camp
El Ranchito shares a long partnership with El Buen. They offer a unique nature-immersion summer camp on the Shield Ranch just west of Austin for youth from low-income families. The program offers a camping experience full of educational opportunities and programs that build life skills, as well as an appreciation for the natural world. Three core programs are available: Nature Discovery Camp for 4th – 9th graders, Conservation Corps for 10th-12th graders, and the Gulf Coast Expedition for 18 – 20 year-olds.

Learn more at elranchito.org