La Casita’s Fall Youth Programs typically run from October to December, then pause for the Holiday season and SU’s winter break, resuming from February to April. Programs will focus on visual and performance arts as well as  language arts, STEM workshops and tutoring in English and Spanish. Programs will also utilize creative expression and mindfulness as a way to work through issues of mental and emotional distress, wellness and self-care among other areas of our children’s daily lives that were adversely impacted during the Covid-related lockdowns and extended periods of isolation in 2020.

STEM Workshops

Thursdays: 5:30-6:30
Ages 6-13
Students from the Society of Hispanic Engineering (SHPE) design fun experiments that allow participants to explore and practice math, science and engineering.

Dual Language Reading Circles

Fridays: 4-5pm
Ages 6-13
Participants come together to practice Dual-Language literacy by reading bilingual children’s books. Participants then create artistic projects incorporating themes from the readings.

Children’s Choir

Fridays: 5-6pm
Ages 6-13
Under the direction of Liamna Pestana, participants will form a community youth choir.

ECHOES: Art, Mindfulness, & Self Expression

Saturdays: 1-2:30pm
Ages 11-18
Participants in this program will use theatre, poetry, and improv as a form of self-expression and self-reflection.


Saturdays: 3-4pm
Ages 6-13
Participants will learn to enjoy the rhythm and dance styles of Latin America.

1-on-1 Tutoring

By Appointment: Email for more information
Ages 8-16
Syracuse University students will work 1-on-1 with students providing help with homework and prep for exams. Additionally, tutors can support students learning Spanish and/or English.


For more information, please email La Casita: