Caribe Youth Saturday Academy (CYSA) provides academic/enrichment programs at the University of Bridgeport and Housatonic Community College.

·         The SAT Prep Program is a 10-week program held Saturday mornings for four hours help students learn strategies on taking the SAT test.  Participants in the SAT Prep Program have continuously posted over 50 points improvement as a cohort in their SAT scores vs pretest. 

·         The Math & Reading Tutoring program for students in grades 3 to 8 offers a 1 to 3 tutor to student ratio; providing targeted assistance to meet the students’ needs.  Two sessions are through the academic year (September to November and January to March).  Recent cohorts have achieved 6% to 18% improvement in the math and reading post-test versus pre-test. Part of the tutoring program includes an enrichment segment where the students participate in a series of discussions centered on Trust, Respect, Responsibility and Diversity.

·         Caribe Girls’ Empowerment Program objective is to teach girls ages 12 to 18 the value of self-respect, boundaries and etiquette.  The program is run by women who are successful business women and community leaders who help keep the girls engaged throughout the program. In addition they participate in team building events and outings. 

·         Caribe Gambling Leadership Program- offers high school age youth the opportunity to learn the impact gambling can have on a youth and family.  The youth make formal presentations at community events and local middle schools.

·         Minds in Motions workshop- BCYL partners with Bridgeport Public School District and the Connecticut Association for the Gifted to host the workshop for students in grades K through 8th each March since 2015 at the Discovery Inter-district School.  Nearly 300 youth and their parents participate in engaging educational workshops designed to stimulate young minds.