Roberto Maestas After School Program

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Roberto Maestas After School Program

Roberto Maestes After School Program provides youth with cultural enrichment, academic support, and personal development opportunities; a space where youth can express themselves freely.

Our after-school program provides a safe community, where scholars are inspired to learn through: curiosity, truth, and vulnerability. Grounded in ethnic studies, we aim to create critical thinkers, who are not afraid to question the world around them. Our cultural enrichment segment is rooted in ethnic studies: discussing social justice issues and understanding means of advocating for themselves and others, allowing youth to explore their identities and understanding various factors that have influenced them, and leadership opportunities and understanding how they are part of larger community. Our Academic Support segment allows scholars to ask questions and receive homework support. If scholars do not have homework, we develop academic lessons to help support and reinforce skills that they are learning in school.

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Eligibility Requirement

  • Middle School Student – 6th-8th grade
  • Current student at Seattle School District or Evergreen Middle School

Program Managers

Mimi Santos, K-8 Programs Manager

Mimi es orgullosamente hija de inmigrantes. After she studied at the University of Washington, she worked in Early Childhood education for five years before transitioning to middle school programming two years ago. She is passionate about serving her community, theatre, and going to concerts!

Alexis Rodriguez, Seattle After School Program Coordinator

Alexis graduated from the University of Washington with a dual degree in Biology and American Ethnic Studies. Prior to join El Centro de la Raza, Alexis worked as a STEM tutor, public health coordinator, and research assistant. During his free time, he enjoys traveling, fishing and spending time with family.

Addy Alvare, Federal Way Resource Family Navigator

Addy is a proud immigrant who came to the U.S at a young age. She graduated from the University of Washington in 2019, and began a career working in nonprofit youth programs. She joined El Centro de la Raza’s middle school program in August 2022. Addy loves to travel, try new food and make new friends!

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Frequently Asked Questions

My scholar also plays sports, would they be able to be part of the Program?

Yes! If they can join us for at least 30-45 minutes we would love for them to be part of the program.

How much does the program cost?

It is all Free!

Are meals provided?

During our regular program we provide a substantial snack: quesadillas, etc. But it is a snack and not a whole meal. When we go out on field trips, we do provide a lunch.