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SONYC at Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, is a free after-school program for middle school students, in 6th-8th grade. Offered five days a week, Monday-Friday from 2:30-6pm. 

SONYC programs center on educational enrichment, social-emotional growth, and creative and critical exploration. Key elements of the program are:

  • Robust opportunities for youth to explore their interests and creativity.

  • Intentional integration of literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematic (STEM) into traditional programming to expose participants to content and professions of the future.

  • Age-appropriate programming that is hands-on, project-based and aligned with educational standards.

  • Environments that support social and emotional learning.

  • High quality arts and sports instruction.

  • Strategies that support youth and families during critical educational transitions.

  • Emphasis on youth engagement and making learning fun.



Through a variety of activities, SONYC participants will expand their horizons, explore their interests, and ignite their creativity! 2021-2022 Programs:


  • STEAM 

  • Debate 

  • Sports / Fitness

  • Audio / Music Production

  • Money Management

  • Health & Wellness

  • Homework Support

  • Games / Recreation


  • Career Exploration

  • Digital Literacy

  • Cooking

  • Leadership / Mentoring

  • Civic Engagement

  • Swimming

  • Ice Skating

  • Trips...and more!

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