The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development offers engaging high quality programs for young people in all five boroughs of New York City during the hours they are not in school.
The Comprehensive After School System of NYC (COMPASS NYC) comprises more than 900 programs serving young people enrolled in grades K-12. COMPASS NYC offers high quality programs that support and strengthen the overall development of young people.
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School's Out New York City (SONYC) after school program is for students 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.
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Beacon programs are school-based community centers serving children, youth, and adults. There are currently 91 Beacons located throughout New York City.
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A school year program that teaches youth enrolled in grades 6th through 12th to design and implement meaningful service projects that meet a need in their communities.
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Provide engaging, high-quality, year-round programs for adults and young people. Programs are located at 94 New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Community Centers throughout the five boroughs.
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Neighborhood Development Area (NDA)
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.
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In-School Youth (ISY)
A year-round program for high school juniors and seniors at risk of dropping out of school. The program provides participants with occupational skills training, employment services, and educational opportunities.
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Summer Enrichment Programs
Programs are offered in July and August and are designed to support children of working families. Participants can enjoy everything from dance, music and sports to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and public service.
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