Youth After School Programs
The CREAR Association, founded in 2005, is a non-profit organization in the beach communities in and around Playa Sámara. CREAR offers a wide variety of services to the local members of the community, primarily children, all completely free of charge. CREAR seeks to provide a venue where children and young people can develop their artistic talents through creative art-education initiatives, while simultaneously learning life-long skills that will offer them a wider and more fulfilling range of employment opportunities in the future. Currently, CREAR offers an after-school program, a day camp during summer and winter vacations, in-school assemblies and community presentations, a teen club, an English program for elementary school children and a public library-the only one in Samara.
The Guanacaste Community Fund is supporting the initiation of “Las Divinas”, a girl’s empowerment course with local high school students. The after-school program will focus on education regarding self-love, internet safety, exercise/nutrition, and encouragement to finish high school and to pursue a fulfilling career.
- 7 different educational programs offered to over 200 kids in the surrounding area
- In 2015, 225 volunteers will work with CREAR
- In 2015, there will be 9 long-term interns
Andrea Keith, Program Director