New Settlement’s After School Program at the PS 311/PS 294 campus serves 300 students, grades K-5, at 1425 Walton Avenue in the South Bronx (Map). The program model has been built on the principles and best practices on positive youth development. Each program activity is based in a primary academic or leadership area (arts, literacy, math, physical activity, health etc) but the core curricula that will be used to implement weekly sessions in each primary area are thoroughly interdisciplinary and interactive. Each curriculum has been developed specifically for the after school environment, allowing for easy blending of learning formats, cross-disciplinary activities and extended learning opportunities. The schedule of activities is balanced to engage the children in a fun yet challenging series of complimentary activities that are different than the school day, yet structured to support each child’s increased success.
At our Community School Campus, we operate a comprehensive after-school and summer enrichment program for middle school students. The Creative Leaders After- School Program (CLASP), provides enriching activities for 185 students through tutoring, homework assistance, sports, leadership development, and workshops. Our programs are provided by staff and local partners, including Abada Capoeira New York, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, DreamYard, Fashion Inspires, Girls Inc, Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, NY Road Runners, and The LAMP- Learning About Multimedia Projects.
At Mount Eden Children’s Academy (MECA) in the Community School Campus, New Settlement’s elementary school after-school program, provides 227 children grades 1-5 with academic support, health and wellness and arts programming. MECA is an OCFS Advantage and 21st Century Community Learning Center program.
Founded in 1990, the New Settlement Multicultural after-school program and summer day camp is based at 1512 Townsend Avenue. The program provides 100 children from 12 elementary schools in the surrounding community the opportunity to learn about other cultures and communities while building academic and social skills and exploring the arts.