• Army Youth Programs In Your Neighborhood


    The Army provides funding for after school programming in which eight middle school and high school campuses in SISD participating. The project and assist students in their academic performance and college career readiness, as well as social, emotional, and behavior outcomes. More specifically though, the goal is to raise local and national awareness of the needs of Army youth and role afterschool programs/activities can play in helping to meet these needs that enable students to thrive and succeed, even in the face of adversity.

    AYPYN provides technical assistance, resources, and training to build program capacity in eight major areas:

    1. Offer students the opportunity to participate in wellness/fitness activities.
    2. Assess students and provide data to guide program improvement, including the administration of student and staff surveys. Site-specific reports provide survey results for both Army-connected and other students.
    3. Identify and understand the needs of Army and other program participants, particularly in regard to academic performance, college and career readiness, and positive development.
    4. Identify and successfully implement best practices that meet the identified needs.
    5. Incorporate youth voice and engagement in the needs assessment and action-planning process.
    6. Support academic success of students and assist in their college readiness.
    7. Enrich the school's academic curricula.
    8. Identify funding opportunities to enhance program success, and sustainability.

    Participating Campuses

    • Americas High School
    • Pebble Hills High School
    • Spec. Rafael Hernando III Middle School
    • Paso Del Norte Elementary School
    • SSG. Manuel R. Puentes Middle School
    • Sun Ridge Middle School

    Contact Information

    For more information about AYPYN contact Project AYPYN Coordinator, Jenniffer Saldana-Villegas at 915-937-0126 or by email at jsalda04@sisd.net.