Youth Services

Youth Services * After School Tutorial Enrichment Program * Hepburn Center Summer Camp * Counseling *
Transportation * Holiday Food and Toy Drive


The Youth Services Section provides services to children up to 17 years old. A Youth
Services Supervisor and Social Worker are available to provide services. Individuals
who request assistance through Youth Services are required to participate in
an intake and assessment process, and must show proof of identity, proof of
address, income verification, proof of citizenship or legal residency status and any
other documentation that will show proof for requested services.

 For more information call the Main Office: 954-457-1460 or
                 the Youth Services Department 954-457-2989

Program Description

The Hepburn Center After School Program (ASP) is an outgrowth of the need for working parents to have structured supervision for children during out of school time. The program is designed to prioritize and serve children from extremely low and moderate income families, but welcomes all. The goal of the program is to enhance education, improve behavior, reduce school suspensions, and divert youth from activities that may lead to substance abuse, violence, gang activity and crime. The program provides educational support and homework assistance for students from VPK and Kindergarten to Middle School.

The program is offered year round to coincide with the School Board of Broward County’s traditional schedule from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM,
and selected non-school days 8:00AM to 6:00PM, Monday through Friday. The program is open to students who attend schools that are within the boundaries of the city, or are residents of Hallandale Beach. Children who are not residents are welcome to attend the program if space is available. Transportation is provided to the Center for students that attend Colbert Elementary and Gulfstream Academy of Hallandale Beach K-8. Students who do not attend these schools are transported to the program by other means, MUST be signed into the program by an adult each day. Children may not be dropped off on the sidewalk or at the front of the building.

In addition to education the program focuses on the social, emotional and cultural needs of children through various activities and services. These types of activities help to cultivate a child’s thinking and nurture their development. Activities such as field trips to museums, nature parks, exhibits, movies, sports events, theatre and concerts will all serve to expose students to other forms of positive recreation and social environments. In addition, this year the After School Program will engage students in music and drama instruction to enhance their artistic expression.

The emotional well-being of a child is a critical area of growth; therefore we will provide individual, group and family counseling along with other behavioral health services. These services shall also be available for parents to assist them in developing appropriate skills to care and manage their child’s behavior.

The Human Services Department has a network of referral sources and several partnerships with key Service Providers including the Broward County School Board, who will assist in the provision of services to children and their families. The Hepburn Center is designed to provide comprehensive community based family support services including: information and referral; case management; counseling; after school care, computer training, elder care, health related services, legal aid; food distribution; housing and emergency assistance.


Individual, group, and family counseling, parenting, anger management and
conflict resolution workshops are available for youth and adults. For more information,
 please call (954) 457-1460.

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The Human Services Department administers a comprehensive after school educational program for children for kindergarten through middle school. The Hepburn Center's After School Program provides quality services for children. Certified teachers, homework assistance, tutoring, cultural enrichment, Performing Arts and counseling services available.

The program operates during the school year from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday at the Austin Hepburn Center.

One Time Annual Fee ​

$200 per child for Hallandale Beach Residents
$400 per child for Non- Residents

Money Order or Cash Only

Applications are accepted all school year, however space is limited so register early. If you have and any questions, please call (954) 457-1460.

The program is funded by The Friends of the Hepburn Center, Inc; The City of Hallandale Beach and Broward County Community Development Block Grant and Children Services Council of Broward County.

Online Registration Application for the 2022/2023 school year starts Monday June 20, 2022

                                    22-23 ASP Flyer ,'Excelling after the Bell' with a blue bookbag filled with school supplies        \   
                                  22-23 ASP Flyer Picture of the Hepburn Center with the Annual Prices for ASP


  • One Time Annual Fee $200 per child for Hallandale Beach Residents - $400 per child for Non- Residents Cash Only
  • Child’s Birth Certificate
  • Last 4 Digits of Child’s Social Security Number is Required
  • Parent’s Official State ID, Driver License
  • Proof of Residence (water bill, FPL, etc.)
  • Proof of Guardianship (if applicable)
  • Most recent report card or official document from the school showing current grade level and any academic/special difficulties we should be aware of.
  • Proof of ALL Household Income for Previous Calendar Year or Past 12 months Income verification
  • 2021 Income Tax Return w/W-2 Forms (with Schedule C if self-employed)
  • (3) most recent and year to date paycheck stubs (Collection of the family)
  • Free or Reduced School Lunch Program Verification
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/ Food Stamp) Verification
  • Unemployment Compensation Records
  • Public Assistance records (TANF, W.A.G.E.S.) with amounts and dates received
  • Medical Verification
  • Supplemental Security Income records (SSI)
  • Veterans benefits records
Please keep in mind by filling out the forms does not guarantee your child(ren) a spot in the program. All applications must be completed, processed and approved to receive an acceptance letter.

                                ​To start the 22/23 Fall Registration

                             Please call 954-457-1460 for more information




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Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program
This is a free prekindergarten for all 4-year-olds regardless of family income. The Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program -- or VPK -- prepares early learners for success in kindergarten and beyond. This program is funded by the State of Florida. VPK certificate must be obtained to apply.

To be eligible, children must live in Florida and be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the current school year. Effective July 1, 2016, a new law lets parents whose children are born between Feb. 2 and Sept. 1 of the calendar year postpone enrolling their 4-year-old until the following year when their child is 5.

Click to Apply for the Florida VPK Certificate
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                        VPK 22-23 children in the classroom pictures

               Please call 954-457-1460 to Start VPK Registration 


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                      Spring Camp is March 20 -24, 2023
Registration Starts January 17,2023

Come and join us for a week of activities, fun, and field trips at the Hepburn Center ASP Spring Break Camp. Open to students in grades VPK through 8th and camp runs 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Activities include but not limited to:
 Field Trips, Academic Studies, Cultural Enrichments, Arts, Crafts, Chorus and  Dance. 
Please keep in mind by filling out the forms does not guarantee your child(ren) a spot in the program. All applications must be completed, processed and approved to receive an acceptance letter. 


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The City operates a Summer Youth Cultural Enrichment Program through the Human Services Department from June – August for residents and non-residents in grades VPK-8th, from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm.

There is a $250 registration fee for residents, a $400 registration fee for non-residents.                        Cash and Money Orders Only. No Refunds

(limited space available). 
Activities include but not limited to:
Academic Studies, Swimming Lessons, Field Trips, Cultural Enrichments, Arts, Crafts, Chorus and  Dance. 

Please keep in mind by filling out the forms does not guarantee your child(ren) a spot in the program.
 All applications must be completed, processed and approved to receive an acceptance letter. 
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The Department in collaboration with the Hallandale Beach Police, Fire Department and other charitable organizations provides food and toys for needy families for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Season. For more information, please contact the Human Services Department by email or call (954) 457-1460.
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2021 Toy Drive Experience

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