Compass NYC Website
Discover DYCD Website with the “afterschool programs” filter
Afterschool programs for middle schoolers
DYCD Youth Connect at 646-343-6800 (teens/adolescentes)
Also call or visit the after school program staff at your child’s school for more information about their afterschool programming.
Afterschool programs take place right after classes, in the evenings, weekends, summer vacations, or holidays.
These programs help children do better in school, have better health, lower risky behaviors, and are a safe environment for children of working parents.
Afterschool Programs handout.
Spanish Afterschool Programs handout.
To find more after-school programs, visit the Comprehensive After School System for NYC (COMPASS NYC).
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NYC Parks & Recreation offers free afterschool programs for children from 6 to 13 years old. Programming is based around monthly themes including sports, famous artists, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). This program takes place on weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Registration opens mid-August. Enroll your child here.
Learn more visiting www.nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation/afterschool.
Find a Branch
Contact the YMCA
Programs run every regular school day, from 3 PM to 6 PM. YMCA’s curriculum is based on a program model that focuses on learning enhancement, health and recreation, and building competence and confidence in children.
YMCA afterschool programs are offered at many sites throughout the city. They are offered at no cost or low cost to parents. Find a branch near you to enroll your child.
PAL Summer Camps
Each summer, PAL provides children ages 5-13 living in communities facing high rates of poverty and crime with Summer Day Camps, free of charge.
PAL’s Summer Day Camps operate in all five boroughs and are open Monday through Friday, from 8am to 6pm. More details of the program on the PAL Summer Camps website. Download the Summer Day Camp Application Form.
Police Athletic League, Inc.
34 1/2 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003
800-PAL-4KIDS (800-725-4543) | (212) 477-9450
PAL provides youth in K – 8th grade with a high-quality after-school experience based on a revolving schedule of academic enrichment (PAL Smarts), arts learning (PAL Arts), and physical education (PAL Fit). For decades, PAL’s After-school program has kept thousands of children safe and productive during high-risk after-school hours, which helps working families.
The after-school program is offered at 20 youth centers in all 5 boroughs from 3pm-6pm on school days and from 8am-6pm on school holidays.
Check out all the after-school programs at the PAL website. Find other children programs here.
Farm Air Fund Website
633 3rd Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10017
Farm Air Fund offers outdoor summer programs for children to help them earn, grow, and thrive in New York City and beyond.
Each year, thousands of children experience outdoor summer adventures through visits with volunteer host families and at The Fund’s sleepaway camps in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley. Fresh Air children also participate in academic enrichment and leadership programs throughout the school year.
Summer: fresh air everywhere, summer spaces, teen programs, family wellness
Host family program: friendly towns program
Sleepaway camp: learn about camps, sign up for camp, work at camp
Enrichment and leadership programs: academic enrichment programs, leadership programs
Sharpe reservation: learn about sharpe reservation
ABC (Association to Benefit Children)
Administrative office: 419 East 86th Street (between 1st and York Ave.), New York, NY 10028
ABC Schools’ addresses
Echo Park Children and Family Center
1841 Park Avenue (between Park and Lexington Ave.), New York, NY 10035
ABC offers distinctive programs that respond to the unique and changing need of a child and family.
Early Childhood: programs that offer therapy and lessons at the centers or at home for children of low income families, with disabilities, or those that have gone through trauma or homelessness. ABC Schools and program details at www.a-b-c.org/early-childhood.
Family Support: Open Door offers programs for all family members such as computer and job training, English classes, help getting citizenship, immigration help, domestic violence support groups, and more. The Saturday Program offers a safe refuge for children and families from all across the city and provides nutritious meals for all participants. Learn more at www.a-b-c.org/family-support
After School Programs and Youth Services: available at Echo Park, ABC offers to children 5-21 years old academic round support for school with the Therapeutic Afterschool Program. In Afterschool, students also participate in “Study Buddies Connect”, a program where they connect with volunteer buddies who help them achieve their academic goals. Camp Calvin is a 6-week Therapeutic Summer Day Camp. Learn more at www.a-b-c.org/youth-services
All Children’s House: serves children from birth to age 5—those at highest risk for morbidity and mortality resulting from abuse and neglect. All Children’s House builds child-parent attachment to help shield children against the extreme strains of poverty and complex trauma. To learn more visit www.a-b-c.org/preventive-services