Youth Programs 

Banner Lake Academy

The Banner Lake Academy serves local children from kindergarten through third grade at no cost and is designed to nurture children in a safe environment with a small student-to-teacher ratio, providing them with an optimal learning environment upon which to build a strong educational foundation.

For all instructional personnel in accordance with Section1002.421(1)(h), Florida Statutes. You must show proof of any one of the following requirements for each teacher:

O  Bachelor's Degree or higher in any subject (copy of diploma or completed transcript)
O  Three or more years of K-12th grade teaching experience (written proof of contacting
the previous employer)
O  Special skills, knowledge, or expertise that qualifies them to provide instruction in K-12th
grade subjects (provide documentation such as certifications, professional
development, curriculum training, etc.). Pre-K experience and certifications would not
meet this requirement.

BLAST (Banner Lake After School Time)

BLAST provides youth, ages 5 through 18, with free, after school and summer programming including homework assistance, access to technology, arts and crafts, music, physical fitness and health and wellness activities and services.

BLAST Teen Program

Within BLAST is our Teen Program which helps to foster teen/tween leadership skills. The program provides opportunities for teen members to spearhead events to raise funds for annual end of year trips, college tours and other activities that expand their world view. Keeping youth involved in program activities encourages a sense of ownership in the Banner Lake community. Now open in our newly renovated Teen Center.