After School Programs
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The Educational Alliance After School Programs provide almost 2,000 kids between 5 - 17 years old with more than "a safe place to go" when the school day is over.
Helping Kids BE GREAT
Activities are based on The Boys & Girls Clubs' 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, exercise & nutrition (the fight against obesity), financial literacy, and alcohol/drug, pregnancy & gang prevention.
We also provide tutoring, homework help and a substantial snack every day. [back to top]
Awards & Recognition for Excellence
Many of our After School teens & kids have won the attention of national organizations like Boostup.org, The Charles Schwab Foundation, and The Posse Foundation, which has awarded several of our teens with 4-year, full tuition scholarships to college.
In 2009, The Edgies Teen Center's Christopher Rivera was named "Youth of the Year" for New York State by Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
To learn more about Edgies teens who have been featured in national ad campaigns or interviewed by major media outlets, visit the Press Room.
* The hours between 3pm-6 pm on school days are considered a "danger zone" by law enforcement and the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center.
* Our activities during this timeframe are based on The Boys & Girls Clubs' nationally recognized program and focus on pivotal youth issues like education, leadership development, careers, the arts, health, the fight against obesity, and alcohol/drug, pregnancy & gang prevention.
* 88% of NYC schools do not offer the state's required amount of physical education. All of our After School Programs have an exercise & physical education component.
* Research shows that students who participate in the arts usually improve their academic performance.All of our After School Programs have an arts & culture component.
Our Wait List Exceeds 500 Children - How You Can Help
If our clubs didn't exist, many of our children & teens would have no options when school lets out. But for every kid & teen we help, there's another on a waiting list that we can't accommodate. Learn how you can help us serve more children. [back to top]
Our After School Programs
We operate 6 charter Boys & Girls Clubs in Lower Manhattan, in partnership with neighborhood schools and The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as well a College Prep program:
• Edgies Teen Center
• The 14th Street Y
• P.S. 64
• P.S. 140
• P.S. 142
• P.S. 188
• College Prep