New Settlement Apartments’ 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, NSA operates a SONYC comprehensive after-school program and a summer enrichment program for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Our After School Program, titled the Creative Leaders After School Program (CLASP), provides enrichments to 185 students through tutoring, homework assistance classes and workshops provided by local partners including the Bronx Lebanon, Wellness in Schools, and Destination Imagination (a STEM program).
At Mount Eden Children’s Academy in the Community School Campus, NSA’s Elementary School After-School Program, an OCFS Advantage program, provides 150 children grades pre-K to 5 with academic support, health and wellness and arts programming.
Multicultural After School and Summer Day Camp Program
At NSA’s community center building at 1512 Townsend Avenue (Map), the Multicultural After School and Summer Day Camp Program provides 100 elementary school-aged children from 12 schools in the surrounding community the opportunity to learn about other cultures and communities while building academic and social skills and exploring the arts.