Charity Programs and Services

AZAR is committed to Engage, Empower, and Enrich youth in a nurturing community where they grow personally and academically through individualized programs that cultivate success. We offer education and enrichment programs for youth, parent and adult programs that promote educational, physical, and social development.

During our After School Clubs and Summer Camps, programs include:

  • SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH (STEM)
    Working in conjunction with the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and resources provided by Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Lockheed Martin
  • FINANCIAL LITERACY
    “Plan, Save, Succeed!” Youth will learn financial responsibility and decision-making; investing, planning and money management; saving and investing; income and careers; and credit and debt.
  • TUTORING AND MENTORING
    Students have the opportunity to work one-on- one or in small group settings to hone their skills in math, literacy and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) skills. Opportunities to explore peer-to-peer and youth-to-adult mentoring are also available.
  • YOUTH ENTREPRENEUR AND CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM
    We know that it is vitally important for youth of all ages to explore the interests and talents that allow them to be successful. Youth in our programs interact with college and university volunteers and interns; plan for the future; and attend local events at colleges and universities. Workshops concludes with a full business and educational plan for each student, provides training to youth and young adults in resume writing and interviewing
  • 21ST CENTURY SKILLS
    Youth learn how to be 21st century citizens through group work; conflict resolution; life and career skills; learning and innovation skills; and information, media, and technology skills.
  • SERVICE LEARNING
    Whether they are participating in a canned food drive or cleaning up their communities, youth in our programs have the opportunity to “give back.” They participate in ongoing projects to create positive, lasting change. Youth explore local community resources including local libraries, museums, planetariums, nature centers, and parks.
  • DRAMA, ARTS, MUSIC EDUCATION
    Youth explore drama, dance, photography, drawing, painting, music, and creative writing through a variety of approaches and materials. By valuing process over product, youth in our programs learn about problem-solving and creative risk-taking in supportive environments.
  • CHARACTER AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
    Youth in our programs have the opportunity to be leaders at the Y and in their community. Writing, speaking, presentation, and conflict resolution skills are developed.
  • HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND NUTRITION
    Youth enjoy at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily through the Coordinated Approach through American Council on Exercise curriculum and participation in sports. Youth also enjoy a healthy snack and learn the importance of good nutrition. Teaches kids about obesity, eating disorders, drug, and alcohol abuse effects on the body, and preparing healthy meals (meals are prepared on site)
  • GLOBAL LEARNING
    Through interaction with international foods and music and studies of foreign language and culture, our programs create global citizens. Youth in our programs learn to value all perspectives.
  • MODIFIED SPORTS PROGRAMS
    Recreational, outdoor activities, and events in partnership with the Jr. NBA, Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks and others, Bridge Lacrosse, Tennis, Basketball, Golf, and Swim

    Other Impact Areas:

    These programs are by request to supplement any existing services sites may have.

  • PARENT AND ADULT DEVELOPMENT
    Programs that provide the overall development of adults and parents designed to educate, inspire, and provide resources.
  • PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
    Parent newsletters and family art and cooking events ensure that we regularly invite parents into our programs. Programs that focus on skills necessary for growing a healthy and happy family at any age.
  • SENIOR CITIZENS SERVICES
    We provide nutritious meals in support of community partners. Our community is diverse and our menu reflects our desire to serve all Dallas and Tarrant County Seniors. Menus are created by a Certified Chef and Registered Dietitian, and provide well-planned, balanced diet meals that meet 1/3 of the recommended daily dietary allowance for adults. There is no income eligibility and no cost for the meals. Weekly activities are client-focused and designed to enhance and sustain physical, mental and emotional wellness, including health, fitness, education, arts, volunteerism, excursions and recreational programs.
  • JOB AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT
    Educating and assisting individuals with job searches, developing and gaining new job skills, resume creation and improvement, interviewing skills and job retention and coping skills.
  • COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT
    Incorporating events that promote neighborhood pride and educating individuals regarding crime prevention, neighborhood cleanliness, community leadership and community service
  • SPECIAL EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
    Providing fun activities for adults and children which vary in nature from general social events (parties, birthday events, community get together), to games (indoor & outdoor), art, and craft projects. Zoo University is a traveling wildlife education program that introduces children and adults to the fascinating world of animals.
  • HOMELESS OUTREACH AND SERVICES
    Our Homeless Support Services consist of two programs serving Dallas and surrounding counties, with the goal of assisting residents in finding permanent supportive housing and making the transition to community living. Safe Haven Services include: Temporary Shelter, Housing Assistance, Mental Health Assessment, Benefit and Entitlement Linkages, Counseling, Meals and Laundry, Case Management and Donated Goods Program

    Cost per program:

    Some programs are FREE, others there is a Fee for Service.