Afikim provides children at-risk in Israel, and their parents, with tools to escape the cycle of poverty. Afikim’s unique programs include a comprehensive and holistic approach that works together with the children and their families.
provide academic and emotional help for students. In small groups they receive tutoring, enrichment programs and lessons in life skills, supervision by social workers, and nutritious meals. Older students receive support and guidance preparing for the army, advanced education, and career guidance.
designed to relieve the financial burden, both of applying to, and attending university for Afikim graduates who do not have support (financial or otherwise) to pursue advanced studies.
Afikei Shachar, coordinated by a professional counselor, offers both post-army guidance and academic scholarships to Afikim graduates. In return, the students volunteer at Afikim centers and give back to the community, and provide ideal role models for the younger Afikim generation.
Established in memory of Sarah & Chaim Swimmer