after school programs in new york

After school programs in New York

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In my previous concept, After school programs existed to help kids keep up with the school curriculum. Then I added another new opinion to the after-school programs, using a place for kids who are not cared for. In the end, it can also give kids access to knowledge other than textbooks. I’m going to show you several common after-school activities will be mentioned in this article.

So the point is that most of the after-school program need to pay a lot of fees, how can parents participate in these after-school activities while trying to spend less? We’re so luck in the big city of New York, there will be more choices. After school programs are available in most schools, and the programs you see below can also get some information from your kid’s school.

After-school programs from NYC Department of Youth and Community Development

Beacon Programs

Beacon programs are school-based community centers serving kids age six and older, and adults.


This is a free after-school system, which offer high quality programs with a strong balance of academics, recreation, enrichment and cultural activities to support and strengthen the overall development of young people.

SONYC Programs

SONYC for School’s Out NYC serves as a pathway to success for youth in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Structured like clubs, the model offers young people a choice in how they spend their time; provides rigorous instruction in sports and arts; and requires youth leadership through service.

Teen ACTION Programs

Teen action program offers participants the chance to engage in structured learning, service projects, and reflection. Participants, who are in grades 6th through 12th grade, are provided an opportunity to develop life skills while making a meaningful contribution to their community. 

NDA Programs

Neighborhood Development Area Educational Support Programs provide High School students the services and support they need to do better in school, enter college or an advanced training program, learn leadership skills and develop conflict resolution/mediation skills.

—————–More information from  NYC Department of Youth and Community Development———————-

Free After School Programs

New York Edge Programs

This program is divided into 5 categories:academic, sports & wellness, The arts, pathways to success, and Summer camp. It’s free for K-12 kids. The program can helps kids academic problems, improving both physical and nutrition literacy amongst underserved youth in New York City, through the implementation of sports, wellness and fitness programs. 

after school programs in new york

And  the pathways to success section is a key component of New York Edge’s work to motivate and support kids to success academically, Maintain healthy and active lifestyles, gain social-emotional and leadership skills, and transition successfully from middle school and high school to college, and beyond.

NYC Parks Public Programs

The new term of NYC parks public after-school program has already started registered on August 15, 2018 and the program will begin on September 17, 2018 . This free program take place weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m for kids between the ages of 6 and 13. Programming is based around monthly themes including sports, famous artists, and STEAM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics)。In addition, your kids can take more programs from NYC parks.

Public Library Programs

If you are looking for after-school programs, why not go to the community library near your home ? Programs from public library are absolute free. They do have programs like science & technology workshops, Arts and crafts, math study club, chess on demand and so on. Programs for all ages, from kids to adult. Just take a look New York Public Library for what’s offering now.

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