ASPs improve school performance and physical health, lower risky behaviors, and provide a safe environment for children of working parents. ASPs take place right after school, in the evenings, weekends, summer vacations, or holidays.
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Also, select from an array of programs by age, gender, location, and activity of choice such as athletics, gymnastics, sports, or outside play, arts, crafts, mentorship, and free camp programs down below. Click on the links for more details or scroll down the page.
Provides integrated services for families including nursery programs, health care, housing help, mental health services, crisis intervention, job training and employment assistance, afterschool and summer camp programs, mentoring and legal help. 212.845.3821.
Offers after-school, holiday and summer camp programs; college prep, leadership and computer training; health referrals, legal and counseling referrals, arts programs and recreational opportunities.1220 East 229th Street, Bronx, NY 10466; (718) 325-9484.
Single parents should contact this organization, which provides carefully-screened mentors for their children.(718) 722-6001
It provides mentors to children who need a caring adult role model in their lives, a friend who can help to expand their horizon and enrich their futures. Children ages 7-17 are matched with adult mentors 21 years or older to spend 4 consecutive hours every other week for at least one year. Mentors and children have fun together; activities are first approved by a parent or guardian. Mentors are carefully screened.
To enroll: 212.686.2042
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Offers children age 6-14 summer camp, homework help, leadership, test prep, computer literacy, skill-building, tutoring, and arts (music, dance, theater); also offers programs during holidays and mid-winter breaks. It also offers community support and referrals to entitlement programs. 830 Southern Blvd. 4th floor, Bronx (718) 589-2230
Sponsors summer day camp and an afterschool program and seeks to maintain a creative and supportive environment for young people all year long. Also offers family counseling and other helpful services. For Sunset Park residents, Spanish and Chinese spoken. 345-43rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232; 718.438.9500
Sponsors two programs to help kids living in shelters: Camp Homeward Bound, the first summer camp for homeless and low income children, and Bound for Success, which offers children the opportunity to complete their homework, receive tutoring help, make friends and play in a safe, nurturing environment within the shelters. (212) 776-2000
Offers youth services like tutoring, high school and college prep, summer camp, substance abuse counseling, mental health services, parenting groups, case management services as well as ESL&GED classes, help with benefits, food pantry and more. 3940 Broadway, 2nd floor (212) 781-5500.
Provides tutoring, workshops on school, college, career, and life skills and a week-long college tour out of the city. Academic summer day camp for middle school students. Helps kids improve their academic skills through the efforts of volunteer tutors. West 65th Street location. (212) 362-3920
Uses visual and performing arts to help young people in East Harlem deal with life issues. CAW sponsors art programs that empower youth to voice their needs, enhance their self-esteem, build social skills. Holds Saturday art workshops, Summer Arts Job Program for teens. Workshops are held on first and third Saturday of each month. Tangible job skills in design, construction, landscaping and urban revitalization are also taught. (646) 424-0392
Cyclopedia is a bicycling program that combines physical activity with collaborative online documentation for the purpose of empowering urban adolescents to become engaged and healthy members of their communities.
Each ride has an explicitly local theme pertaining to the neighborhoods our riders live in.
An academic assistance and social service organization that helps elementary-age public school students in lower Manhattan. Go Summer is a 5-week classroom program where students build basic skills in reading and math with enrichment in computers, art, music, drama, and sports. Go School comprises 21/2 hours of tutoring on Saturday mornings and Go Families is a year-round social service program that empowers parents to help their children with learning and behavioral issues. 86 Fourth Avenue, (212) 533-3744
Uses baseball and softball and the power of teams to provide inner city kids with opportunities to play, learn and grow. After-school programs in East Harlem location include mentoring, homework help, as well as summer camp. Free, first-come, first served. (212) 722-1608
It offers a safe and fun environment for campers from NYC from 7-13 years old. Two-week sessions. Campers will have the chance to hike and explore the wooded trails, swim and boat in a mountain lake, sing and tell stories around a campfire. To qualify, kids must have an active public assistance case. Priority is given to children now in a shelter or who have lived in a shelter in the last year. So even families who have moved out of the shelter before summer can send their children to camp. For information, call 212.529.5252 (Bronx); (718) 244-0670 (Brooklyn); (212) 765-4557; (Manhattan); (718) 244-0670 (Queens); (718) 244-0670 (Staten Island).
Athletics, arts, and academics at 33 recreation centers around the city. Call 311
After-school program provides homework help, activities (arts and crafts, outside play, performing arts, karate), field trips. Monday-Friday 3-6 pm, for ages 6-13 years. Mount Morris Park and 122nd Street. (212) 860-1380
Services for young people include summer day camp, afterschool activities including homework help and computer training as well as fun, an evening teen center M-F nights, leadership programs for boys and girls 12-18. Many locations throughout Queens.
Provides a wide array of services for Western Queens kids 6-21 and parents, including after school programs, advice on choosing a NYC public school, SAT prep and college advice, help and placement for teenage job seekers, aid in obtaining government benefits, ESL classes for adults and kids, GED prep. In addition, the Beacon Community Center at IS 5 in Elmhurst offers activities for kids after school and during school vacations. Spanish and Chinese spoken. (718) 784-6173, ext. 420.
It offers childcare, afterschool programs, homework help, sports, day camp and more. It also has an education center where children can stay and do homework or other activities in a supervised environment. Washington Community Center, 1775 Third Avenue at 98th Street (212) 828-6111.
Provides many kinds of recreational and educational activities for kids (playgroups, after-school programs, school holiday trips, summer day camp, sports, teen social program, mentoring). It also has fitness facilities and a gym. 54 Nagle Avenue; (212) 569-6200.
Allows you to search for New York City after-school programs by zip code, age of student and whether ‘in’ vs. ‘out’ of school program. This phone number also provides information and referrals for counseling, shelter, summer jobs as well as crisis intervention which is free, anonymous and confidential. (800) 246-4646