Support Our After School Programs – Give Kids A Brighter Future!
“The program has done so much more than boosting my SAT scores. It’s taught me to become a better person, and made me believe that anything’s possible. It’s made me believe that I can be somebody.” – Carlos, After School student and the first member of his family to attend college.
Our After School Programs: Helping Kids Realize Their Dreams
The Educational Alliance's After School Programs open up doors and broaden the horizons of more than 1300 low-income youth on the Lower East Side and in the East Village. We offer children and teenagers a free and fun place to go when the school day ends, keeping them off the streets and away from drugs, gangs and teen parenthood. We provide countless opportunities for growth, learning and achievement in a safe and structured environment, giving our students access to activities and classes not offered in public schools. Accommodating all age groups from kindergarteners to high school seniors, we provide kids at risk with the support and education they need to stay motivated and excited about learning.
In high school, we offer a comprehensive college preparation program, which includes SAT classes, college tours, and one-on-one guidance through the college application process. 100% of the students who have completed our College Prep Program have been accepted into college.
The children we serve lack the role models and support system that many of their peers take for granted. Our programs help them gain confidence, discover new talents and take charge of their futures - We help them become honor roll kids, spelling bee champions, budding artists or thespians, karate kids and future quarterbacks.
When you make a gift to our after school programs, you provide kids at risk with the education, mentorship and opportunities they deserve. Thank you for bringing our kids closer to their dreams and for giving them a brighter future.
How Your Gift Will Make A Difference:
|$3,500||sponsors one child’s after school program for an entire year.|
|$1,000||helps a student gain confidence through one year of arts education.|
|$700||funds one month of after school for two siblings, so that their parent can work.|
|$100||pays for a month of homework help to keep a kid on track.|
|$20||funds five hours of healthy physical activity for one child.|
A donation of any size helps a kid find a brighter future.
Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. We guarantee that 85 cents of every dollar you donate goes directly to helping a child or teenager in need. Please consider the opportunity to double the impact of your gift by having it matched by your employer!
For more information or to make a gift by phone, please call (646) 395-4086 or email us. To make a donation by mail, please send a check made payable to The Educational Alliance, 197 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002 and write "After School" in the memo line.
Meet One of Our Kids:
José grew up in the projects. His dad has been in prison for most of his childhood, and his mom struggles to support the family. Before he came to the Educational Alliance, he was on the verge of giving up and dropping out of high school, but at our Teen Center, he found mentors who encouraged him to aim higher. This fall, José will begin college. He dreams of becoming an engineer.
Click here to meet some College Prep alumni and find out where they are headed to college!