After School

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After-school care can be a dilemma for working families…

Youth V.I.B.E.

Committed to inspiring the youth filled with hopelessness in his community, Mr. Shamsid-Deen established a Mission Statement: To expose youth to the skills and experiences that teach and encourage business leadership. Shamsid-Deen worked diligently to assemble a team of committed and accomplished individuals who would share his vision of helping to prepare youth for both college and a career.  Michael Johnson of BellSouth, Simone Collins of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Montez Crider of the Boy Scouts of America, Rosilind Coleman of Sprint, Brian Alleyne, and Dawn McKenzie were among the initial team.  The program was quickly adopted as the South DeKalb Business Association’s Youth Mentorship Program.  Starting with only five youths, the program quickly grew to its current tri-fold structure and afterschool program:

  • Assisting youth in academics and enrichment
  • Introducing youth to the world of business and entrepreneurship
  • Enhancing youths’ social, cultural and community awareness

In the 18-years since its inception, Youth V.I.B.E. has been a provider of youth development programs for high school aged youth, 14 to 18 years.  Youth V.I.B.E., Inc. has grown into a self-sustaining, community-supported and effective organization. And has served thousands of youth in the Atlanta Metro-area. Comparing Youth V.I.B.E. nationally to other non-profits providing youth services, through United Way’s Program Quality Assessment, Youth V.I.B.E. ranks above average in the following categories:

  • Providing a supportive environment
  • Participant Interaction
  • Participant Engagement
  • Creating youth centered policies and practices
  • Establishing high expectations for youth and staff
  • Providing access through staff longevity, student-teacher ratio, communication with families and students

Afterschool Program Schedule

Youth V.I.B.E.’s  Afterschool programming is held on the school site Mondays – Thursdays  throughout the school year between 3:30 -6:30 pm. The afterschool program offers students free academic tutorials/homework assistance, mentoring and workforce development skills.  All afterschool programming is offered to qualifying students for free or reduced based on income.

Programming Schedule

3:30-4:00pm – Sign in, Healthy Snack, Home work help, Games and Transition

4:00-5:00pm – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Projects) 5:00-6:00pm – Enrichment (Entrepreneurship, Character, Sports, Cooking, Theatre, Arts, Etc.)

6:00-6:30pm – Reflection, Journal Writing, Dismissal

The Youth V.I.B.E. Afterschool Program is a great way for your teen to receive free academic tutorials and mentoring opportunities, which will give them the skills and experiences to become successful adults.

All components of the Youth V.I.B.E. After-School program are free to all participating students.

Participating Schools

The Mohammed Schools of Atlanta

Towers High School

To find out more information on the school sites Youth V.I.B.E. is currently serving, please call (404) 254-4374



BGCMA: Make a Splash

Make A Splash is a program that aims to reduce drownings through learn-to-swim, encourages diversity in the sport of swimming by providing opportunities to children who traditionally do not swim and introduces swimming as a way to improve physical fitness and reduce childhood obesity.

Contact Info: 404.527.7100.

BGCMA: Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI)

Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) is a program dedicated to boys’ baseball and girls’ fast-pitch softball leagues for ages 13–15 and 16–18. RBI teams representing Club leagues are eligible to participate in sports clinics, five regional tournaments and a national championship tournament conducted by Major League Baseball every summer.

Contact Info: 404.527.7100.

BGCMA: Triple Play

Triple Play is a dynamic wellness program that demonstrates how eating right, keeping fit and forming positive relationships foster a healthy lifestyle. Program components include: Healthy Habits Nutrition Curriculum, Daily Challenges, Sports Clubs, Triple Play Games and Social Recreation.

Contact Info: 404.527.7100.


SMART Moves is a comprehensive prevention program that helps young people resist alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and premature sexual activity. The program features engaging, interactive, small-group activities that increase participants’ peer support, enhance their life skills, build their resiliency and strengthen their leadership skills.

Contact Info: 404.527.7100.

BGCMA: Marel Brown

Marel Brown is a creative writing program that encourages creative expression through composing short stories and poetry culminating in a published anthology of selected writings.

Contact Info: 404.527.7100.

BGCMA: Image Makers

ImageMakers is a year-round program that encourages Club members, ages 6–18, to learn and practice black-and-white, color, digital and alternative process photography.

Contact Info: 404.527.7100.

BGCMA: Kiwanis Kids Cultural Challenge (KKCC)

Kiwanis Kids Cultural Challenge (KKCC) is a year-long cultural program which challenges Club members to study and explore a particular country, its geography, culture, dress and activities. All Clubs come together to celebrate during an outdoor cultural festival.

Contact Info: 404.527.7100.

BGCMA: National Fine Arts Exhibit

National Fine Arts Exhibit is a year-round program that encourages artistic expression among Club members, ages 6–18, through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture displayed at local and regional exhibits. Judges select works for inclusion in the National Fine Arts Exhibit, which is displayed through the year at events. Kiwanis Kids Cultural Challenge.

Contact Info: 404.527.7100.