ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Aaliyah Coleman has mastered a twirl in folklorico dancing, held a pose during yoga practice and taken on video editing, all thanks to an after-school program called Community For Learning.
The third-grader at Coronado Elementary School loves her after-school program so much, she becomes upset when her mom picks her up early.
Aaliyah’s mom, Kenda Coleman, likes the program, too, because it provides a safe environment with engaging activities for her daughter. It also allows Coleman to keep her regular work hours as an auditor.
“Sometimes I have to work late, and I like that this program plans activities and helps with her homework and writing instead of her sitting in front of the TV or with an iPad at home with a baby sitter,” Coleman said.