830 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10065
CityParks Foundation is dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community building, and education programs for all New Yorkers. Programs are located in more than 400 parks, recreation centers, and public schools across New York City.
Middle schoolers can participate in the CityParks Afterschool programs by registering until March 1st, 2021. Two programs are available (Greens Girl & Coastal Classroom). Read the programs’ details below.
► GREEN GIRL BY ING AFTERSCHOOL
The CityParks Green Girls Empowered by ING After School program is an environmental science club that will engage middle school girls throughout the school year in fun-filled weekly online adventures about New York City’s parks and waterways, encouraging them to realize their potential to create change within the natural environment.
This spring’s program will feature hands-on, at-home science experiments like water-quality testing, virtual trips to the earth’s atmosphere and underwater to study the effects of climate change, and interactive group activities. Using their local parks as a basis, Green Girls explore topics like climate change, street trees, careers in the sciences, and how to advocate for their parks and futures.
For 6th to 8th grade girl students across New York City.
March 8 – June 10, 2021
Weekly Virtual Sessions
Monday – Thursday; 3:30pm – 5pm
How to Apply
Register in the Green Girls Afterschool Applicate Website.If you have any questions, please contact Program Manager Mayra Sanchez, email@example.com and Necia Clarke, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the program.
► COASTAL CLASSROOM
Coastal Classroom explores the rich aquatic ecosystems of NYC’s shores. Students will dive deep into the waters with virtual field trips to local coastal parks like Kaiser Park in Coney Island and Conference House Park on Staten Island’s southernmost point. Through interactive digital lessons, students will learn about the wondrous species inhabiting our coasts, with topics like our food chain and marine adaption. Throughout the semester, students will focus on coastal ecology, water quality, urban waterfront restoration, and preservation presented through authentic digital learning experiences.
For 6th to 8th grade students across New York City.
For 6th to 8th grade students across New York City
Start Date: March 17th
8 Weekly Virtual Sessions
Wednesdays or Thursdays 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
How to Apply
Registration is now open at the Coastal Classroom Afterschool Application website. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the program. For more information, please contact Luis Gonzalez at email@example.com.
Updated on February 8, 2021
Find a park
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.. Find a park at https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks or filter by facilities (e.g. pool, baseball fields, roller hockey, handball courts, media labs, etc.) by clicking on the tab “Search by Location and/or Facilities”.
Learn more visiting www.nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation/afterschool.
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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.
Fresh Air Fund Website
633 3rd Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10017
Fresh 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