The Effie Center After Hours program provides teens with mentoring, tutoring, games, community service, FOOD, and opportunities to develop their gifts and passions.

With four locations and growing, this innovative approach to engaging students is helping young people find stability, peace and new friendships when they need it the most.



The Effie Center launched its first location at Boswell High School in 2013.  With a student population of over 1900 , our program serves over 100 unique students every day.  Boswell thrives due to a strong volunteer base and faithful donors who believe in the next generation. Go BOS !

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Austin - McNeil High School

Launched in the Fall of 2015, Effie joined forces with The Catalyst Collective in Austin, Texas to expand its reach to the 2,546 students at McNeil High School.  The program runs each Wednesday in the Cafeteria from 4pm to 6pm.

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Effie met the RoughRiders yesterday( February 7th, 2018) for the first day of the SHS Effie After Hours Program. 177 students attended, consumed 50 pizzas and relaxed with their principal, teachers and numerous volunteers. What a great start ! Thank you to our faithful volunteers and donors.  Rider Nation !


AUSTIN - Leander High School

With the help of our new partners, we brought to life a second Austin area location at Leander High School serving a student body of 2,090.  The program runs each Monday in the commons area from 7am to 9am. 

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What others are saying about After Hours

I remember freshman year wanting to come in here and wanting to fight everyone. Now a lot of my friends are underclassmen and I look for people to help.
— Junior @ McNeil High School
This is my favorite thing about Mondays.
— Freshman @ Leander High School
Y’all are like my big brothers.
— Sophmore @ McNeil High School
With a really diverse student population, so having an opportunity for the kids to come together, play some games and meet others they would not have connected with in their classes, this has been a great benefit for us.
— Joe Grubbs, Assistant Principle @ McNeil High School