Kijana Youth Program

Creating Opportunities for Refugee & Immigrant Youth
Kijana Youth


For over fourteen years, The Alliance’s Kijana Youth Program has provided services to create opportunities for refugee and immigrant youth to achieve academic success and to cultivate valuable leadership skills. Our tutors provide academic tutoring, math/science labs, and computer lessons to over 240 students in the Gulfton area of Southwest Houston each year. In addition to academic support, Kijana tutors also involve the students in various cultural, team-building, and leadership activities, including physical recreation, art projects, music and dance, field trips, and volunteer projects.

During the school year, the Kijana Youth Program provides a safe environment for youth during the after-school hours of 3pm to 7pm, and during the summer from 10am to 2pm.