The program at Throggs Neck is a DYCD funded OST site. Which stands for Out of School Time. In addition to running the after-school program from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday. We are open for 13 days when school is closed from 8am-6pm. The afterschool program at Throggs Neck offers a variety of programs. Each day the participants are greeted with a healthy snack provided by NYCHA. Once the participants finish their snacks they begin each afternoon with power hour. This activity is a comprehensive activity that allows the participants time to begin their homework and ask questions if need be to the group leaders or one of the certified teachers we have on staff for the program. After power hour the participants move around the building with there perspective age groups into various activities. Activities such as:
The Literacy Program uses computers and technology to engage the participants in interactive learning. The literacy program also provides the participants the opportunity to participate in our monthly news letter.
SMART Moves/Passport to Manhood
(Skills, Mastery, and Resistance Training) is a nationally acclaimed prevention program. Participants will be exposed to various activities designed to hone their decision- making critical thinking skills, as well as learn how to avoid and or resist peer pressure the participants face.
Triple Play/ Healthy Habits
These activities are solely based on recreational activities that promote healthy living and physical recreation. Through a curriculum which helps emphasizes the importance of eating healthy and exercising, participants learn about the food groups in addition to learning the proper way to exercise. These activities foster social and emotional competencies and physical well-being. These activities also provide opportunities for youth to explore their interests and creativity.
Participants will receive instruction in dance, drama, and music and participate in recitals and events to showcase their work. In addition selected students will be apart of the music production classes. Music production is guided classes where participants learn how create their own music. Participants learn step by step from production to composing using the logic program.
Arts and Crafts
Participants get instruction on the various aspects of art. Through age appropriate activities participants learn how to draw, paint, and create various art projects.
We operate a free 7 week camp starting July 8th August 23rd.
Youth Development Training
Additionally we have a second DYCD funded program which is geared to the teen population in the community. Our night center program operates Monday through Friday 6pm to 9pm. We offer tutoring in addition to college prep work. Participants work on their resume and cover letters in our learn to work program. The participants will have the opportunity to participate in college tours and community service events.