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Educational Alliance’s Afterschool Programs on the Lower East Side and East Village provide almost 1900 youth a safe place to go during after school hours, including school holidays and summer. Each of our nine sites is also a Boys & Girls Club.
Activities are based on Boys & Girls Clubs of America's nationally recognized program and complement what students are learning in school. Classes and events focus on pivotal youth issues like education, leadership development, careers, the arts, health and nutrition, the fight against obesity, and alcohol/drug, pregnancy and gang prevention. The STEAM teaching framework (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) is also used by instructors at our sites.
Our After School Programs are supported by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, New York City Council, New York State Education Department, New York State Office of Children and Family Services, and Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Following is a brief description of each Program:
At P.S. 64 in the East Village, our program provides fun learning activities for children in grades K – 5. Topics are geared to supplement their classroom learning and introduce them to creative arts that they wouldn’t otherwise have access to in a safe, supervised setting.
Dance and movement activities help children improve gross motor skills, encourage hands-on learning and full physical involvement. Activities often include classes in hip-hop, jazz, ballet, modern dance. Cooking classes teach healthy eating, math (measuring ingredients), social studies (where foods come from), literacy (making cookbooks of their recipes). Other activities include working on reading skills through Boys & Girls Clubs’ Power Hour Program and social & emotional learning groups which helps to build confidence, resiliency, and develop our students as future leaders in the community.
For more information, contact Johnale Emery at email JEmery@edalliance.org or phone 212-979-2387
At P.S. 140 on the Lower East Side, children in grades K- 5 are involved in a wide range of activities, including arts and crafts, and community projects.
In additional to homework help, we encourage children to learn, be creative, work on their talents, and build self-confidence through dance, drama, yoga, cooking, and field trips to places like New York Hall of Science and Sony Wonder Lab. Boys & Girls Clubs’ curriculum such as Triple Play, Passport to Manhood, Boy Chat/Girl Chat and Restorative Circle are used to teach healthy lifestyles, good character development and other skills important to being a responsible, complete person. Learning about the importance of community service and protecting the environment are also emphasized at P.S. 140. Recently, our literacy work with New York Cares, where volunteers read one-on-one to children, was highlighted in a nationally televised show on Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
For more information, contact Chris Rivera at email CRivera@edalliance.org or phone 646-395-4245.
P.S. 142 After Three Arts Program
We are a diverse team of artists, educators and mentors who are committed to transforming and enriching the lives of our students and their families here at P.S. 142. After 3 is an after school program which operates from 2:40 until 5:45pm Monday through Friday. We service over 165 students in grades K-5. Everyday our collective team leads purposeful and meaningful lessons, physical activities and homework help all of which utilize basic theories of the arts disciplines to serve as the structure and ambiance of the program and learning environment. After 3 Arts operates as a conservatory style program offering up multiple levels of training in dance, theatre, fine art, film, music and other creative outlets. Each arts discipline routinely facilitates special events for the community and also takes part in local and national arts competitions. At the end of every school year we produce a full-scale musical written for the students and music which represents critical moments in history. A cast of 16 students from the third, fourth and fifth grade, who have auditioned from a pool of 85 children will lead this musical in June of 2016. Rehearsals are intense and demand extreme dedication and commitment. As we operate into summer time our focus will slightly shift to film and genres of film and television. Students will create and produce their own version of a summertime movie in the park this August. As demands on improving academic success increase so does the lack of support for the arts, that’s when we come in. We will use the arts and creative exploration to navigate science, reading and math. We will strive to seek the students from the lenses they are viewing their own world and we will keep our own eyes wide open, it is here that we hope to meet, engage and empower our students.
Please Contact Joseph Garreffa for more information: email@example.com
At P.S./M.S. 188 on East Houston Street, we work in partnership with school leadership and a host of community partnerships to extend the learning day. Called ExpandED, our program offers over 500 youth in grades K – 8 a safe haven from early morning until late in the evening each day, operating six days a week.
Students thrive through the many ExpandEd activities that are seamlessly embedded into the extended day. School teachers partner with local teaching artists and community educators support the curriculum and provide opportunities for real-world, authentic, project based learning. The ExpandED staff also provides both 21st century and domain specific skills in classes such as STEM, robotics, art, graphic novels, dance, gymnastics, drama, sewing, cooking, and fashion. In order to meet the needs of the whole child, mentoring groups and skill-building programs are also provided to develop social-emotional abilities.
Educational Alliance is committed to building a model program at P.S./M.S. 188, where a significant percentage of students are housed with their families in local shelters. Funding and services from multiple community partners are blended to provide comprehensive services, including parent classes, a health center, and mental health services within the school. These partnerships are integral to the development of our Full Service Community School Model at P.S./M.S. 188, providing holistic and integrated support for the entire family.
For more information about ExpandEd at P.S/M.S. 188, contact Program Director Elayne Fernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 347-309-0628.
School of the Future (SOF)
Educational Alliance Boys & Girls Club of School of the Future rests at the heart of Silicon Alley, neighboring entrepreneurial incubators and technological powerhouses. On the cusp of driving innovation, club kids thrive in our 6 days/week youth development program in the arts, STEM, sports, academia and build upon their college-bound culture through college tours, enrichment workshops and panel guest speakers. On Saturdays, our club kids enjoy a full day sports clinic, which they take part in strengthening their leadership in basketball, softball, softball, flag football and more.
Our participants explore their individual interests and abilities through youth voice driven clubs and application. Our diverse club offerings include: Drama, Dance, Python Coding, Club Tech Robotics (award-winning statewide), Rock Band, Dance, Keystone Leadership Student Council, Visual Arts, Glee, Google CS First, Game Design, Coding with Scratch and more. Our integrated arts programs prepare our students in resume building, portfolios and mock auditions. Each semester culminates with a performance based showcase highlighting the achievements of student work and commitment.
Through regular field trips, participants are encouraged and challenged to engage with the rich cultural, historical and geographical experiences New York City has to offer. Past field trips include tech workshops at Microsoft, bowling, concerts, Six Flags Great Adventure, and visits to Yale University and Brooklyn College.
Learn about our School of the Future Educational Alliance Boys & Girls Clubhouse by speaking with our Program Director Iman Richardson at IRichardson@edalliance.org.
Tompkins Square Middle School
At the Phoenix Clubhouse in the East Village, we offer a fully developed free After School program serving students and the surrounding community. Centered on youth development and community engagement, our program offers middle school youth a space that is safe, fun, enriching with creative activities they can participate in during out-of-school time hours.
Club members participate in various activities featuring character building, social growth and academic support. They learn healthy developmental skills to compete in sports such as basketball, flag football, soccer and table tennis. By offering club opportunities like Smart Girls, Gaming club, Gay Straight Alliance club and Mindful Art, we help support our youth with their social and emotional needs.
Our dedicated staff takes pride in creating a space that that helps our youth reach their full potential while nurturing a sense of autonomy. Phoenix Clubhouse represents an environment in which youth feel challenged, empowered and driven to develop positive relationships with peers and adults.
Learn about our School of the Future Educational Alliance Boys & Girls Clubhouse by speaking with our Program Director & Coordinator Cassian Thompson & Essence Bowens. Contact them at Phoenixclubhouse@edalliance.org or call 212-995-1430 ext. 3372.
14th Street Y
The philosophy at 14th Street Y After School is that the program should center on engaging heads, hands, and hearts. Each day includes a snack and homework help; swimming takes place in the indoor pool two afternoons a week.
After School children grades K – 5 sign up for class they and their parents choose that centers on movement, the arts, or exercising their brain. Classes are taught by counselors and professional teaching artists and include African Dance, Gaga and Chess/Checkers/Board Games, Science. In addition, children can take a variety of dance, swimming, or athletic classes.
This is Educational Alliance’s only fee-based After School Program and it includes pickup from several area schools in the East Village. For more information, visit the 14th Street Y website.
Edgies Teen Center, Boys & Girls Club
Since its inception in 2005, the Edgies Teen Center, Boys & Girls Club, has quickly developed into an engaging hub for teens that live or go to school in The Lower East Side. We provide a strengths based youth development approach through the following four pillars of focus;
1)Academic Enrichment — We have created a college bound environment in which our youth engage in academic and college preparatory programs that engender academic success and college completion. Youth are provided with FREE SAT Prep, college visits and application assistance.
2)Arts & Culture — Youth are encouraged to develop and express their individuality and creativity in enriching activities such as Drama Club, Visual Art, (Singing)Glee Club, Dance Club and SpokenWord Poetry.
3)Health & Wellness Activities— Participants are introduced to the fundamentals of healthy living through recreational and nutritional activities that are designed to meet their specific needs and interests. These activities include, Sports, Cooking, Yoga, Sexual Education and Drug Awareness.
4)Social/Emotional Development & Leadership— Teens are able to realize their individual leadership potential, as well as the importance of community service and civic engagement through activities such as Keystone Leadership Club, Youth of the Year, Discussion Groups & Junior Staff Employment.
For more information about Edgies Teen Center, Boys & Girls Club, please contact our staff;
Anson Dean at 646-395-2496 or ADean@edalliance.org
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