School’s Out New York City (SONYC) utilizes after school and summer hours — when children are often without parental supervision — to develop the young person’s social, emotional, and academic capabilities. CCM’s four SONYC programs serve 295 Elementary and Middle School students in North Crown Heights. The goal of the program is to build upon the school-day lessons and to open up new worlds and opportunities for youth.
Our programs provide participants support from caring and professional adults that provide a balanced mix of high quality educational, recreational, enrichment, and cultural activities. We provide students with homework help and individual or small group tutoring, book club, computer club, theater, music, civic stewardship, youth development and leadership activities that incorporate literacy and learning goals as well as organized sports, dance, martial arts, cooking and other forms of physical exercise designed to teach healthy living and good nutrition that focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
Service-learning and Civic Engagement
All program participants are engaged in activities that include service-learning and civic engagement projects that the youth vote on. These activities are designed to help participants successfully transition to high school and at the same time, learn about the needs of the community and be a part of transformative change.
The entire cohort of participants will be provided with Academic Support via homework help, individual or small group tutoring, be in a book club, encouraged to write poetry, journals and learn about the culture and the arts.
Physical Activity and Healthy Living Activities
All program participants are also provided with Physical Activity and Healthy Living activities such as African dance, martial arts, drumline, organized sports, tag, jump rope, basketball, drama instruction and putting on a play or musical during the school year that incorporates components of the STEM academic portion of the program.
To learn more about CCM’s SONYC program, please contact us at 810 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238 or call (718) 230-5100.