Amiko Youth Program

Our Story

The Amiko Youth Program is happy to welcome your family to our center! We are here to support your children with homework, making friends, learning English, having fun and growing into empowered young people. Your children will learn and work together with students from many different countries in an environment where all cultures are shared and celebrated.

The Amiko Youth Program is open to all children ages 6-18. We specialize in offering after school and vacation programs to children who are newly arrived to the United States, or first generation American (born in the United States to immigrant/refugee parents).

For more information or questions contact Courtney Perron, Director. 603-545-4041,

Program Details

All of our programs are free. We ask in return that you participate in your child’s experience as much as possible. We host monthly family dinner nights and welcome parents to join us for special events in the community. We also ask that you keep open communication with us, keeping us updated about any address changes, school change or medical issues. All of your information is kept confidential.

Because we want to know as much as possible about our children and their families, we always do a home visit before welcoming a new child to the Center. Parents are always welcome to visit our space by appointment before registering their child for our program.

After School Program

We follow the Manchester School District schedule. We offer educational and soccer programs for different age groups Mondays through Fridays from 4PM-7PM. All children ages 6-18 are welcome to our after-school programs, but registration is required. We do hold specialized girl’s-only programs, too. Click on the link below for our current Schedule:


School Vacation Program

We offer special programming and events for the December holiday vacation, February and April school vacation weeks and the summer months. We emphasize field trips, and new and exciting experiences during vacation weeks. Click on the links below for more details


Our Center

The Center for New Americans is located inside the historic YWCA NH building at 72 Concord St. in Manchester, NH. Our space includes a recently renovated gymnasium, commercial kitchen, community room and three classrooms. Safety in our space is our number one priority. We take a number of precautions to maintain social distancing and follow the CDC recommended COVID-19 guidelines. 



If you child requires transportation, The Amiko Van will pick your child up at home before programming and drop them off at home right after.


Healthy Food

We prepare a healthy and culturally appropriate after-school snack every day. During the vacation programs, we provide a healthy lunch and snack every day. Children are provided with their own water bottle.


Our Team

The Amiko Youth Program Team


Courtney Perron

Courtney is the Director of the SNHU Center for New Americans. She is passionate about creating accessible educational opportunities for all people, especially our newest neighbors here in Manchester. She is a social worker and has a Master’s in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Lidia Yen

Lidia Aloyo is the  Program Coordinator for the Center for New Americans. She has participated in various groups that center equity and inclusion such as Change for Concord, the Concord Monitor Reader Advisory Board, and the Concord School District’s Equity Advisory Committee. Lidia is passionate about making her community more equitable for young people.

Kioni Ngoy

Kioni is our Student and Family Engagement Specialist. Kioni is always working hard to make a difference into people’s lives.

Jaime Pendleton

Jaime is our Youth Program Manager. She is a life-long learner, educator and lover of soccer.

Chloe Rich

Chloe Rich is our Project Manager for the Community Needs Analysis at the Center for New Americans. She just received her Master of Science in Business Analytics at Southern New Hampshire University and earned her Bachelor of Science in Marketing in January 2022. Chloe is excited to transition to a new role within the Center for New Americans and is eager to learn about the needs of the ESOL community within Manchester.

Tujiza Uwituze

Tujiza Uwituze a Graduate Assistant at the Center for New Americans. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in International Business at Southern New Hampshire University and works to coordinate meal activities for the Amiko Youth Program. She is trained in tertiary teaching and has work experience in project management.




The Amiko Youth Program Super Heros


Registration & Waiver Forms

Click on ther links below to access the Registration and waiver forms:

Our Partners

We work with local community partners to offer specialized and unique programs to our Amikos. These partners include:



Contact Us

For more information or questions contact:

Courtney Perron, Director. 603-545-4041,