Axiom Community Leadership Academy @SMC in partnership with Arts & Education Continuum  Summer Develop Program

We are preparing youth to be the community leaders of tomorrow. 

“The single most important thing I can do is help in any way prepare the next generation of leadership to take up the baton and take their own crack at changing the world.”   -  Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States

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St. Matthew’s Community AME Church of Hollis is a faith community that believes that it is important to be more than just a church in the community.  We believe that we are to be a support that will help to strengthen families and communities. 

We have partnered with Arts & Education Continuum because like them, we believe that the education and arts are a way to do this.  

  We are operating in the spirit of Sankofa, going back for what is needed, so that we can help the young people move ahead.   


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For six weeks 30 middle school students (15 Girls/ 15 Boys) will work together in groups as they learn the significance of their dollar, their vote, their voice and the power in collectively organizing to create a safe, productive and beautiful community. 

 It is our mission to prepare youth to be the community leaders of tomorrow, via education and community projects in the areas of Civics, Finances, History and Community Building. 

There is a non-refundable $50 application fee for all students accepted into the program. 

All students who complete the program will receive a $100 Savings Bond to contribute to preparing for their future educational endeavors.

Contact Us

St. Matthew’s Communtiy AME Church of Hollis  

203-11 Hollis Avenue, Hollis, NY 11412


Arts & Education Continuum