The program at Throggs Neck Community Center is a DYCD funded COMPASS site. The afterschool program offers a variety of activities. Each day our members are greeted with a healthy snack. They then begin each afternoon with Power Hour.
This activity allows our members’ time to begin their homework, ask questions and receive assistance from group leaders or one of the certified teachers on staff for the program.
After Power Hour, members travel the building with their respective age groups participating in various activities. Once their activities are completed, the members are served a well-balanced hot meal.
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Bronx, NY 10465
Monday – Friday
Monday – Friday
The Literacy Program uses computers and technology to engage the members in interactive learning. The Literacy Program also provides the members with the opportunity to participate in the monthly newsletter.
(Skills, Mastery, and Resistance Training) is a nationally acclaimed prevention program. Members will be exposed to various activities designed to hone their decision-making and critical thinking skills, as well as, learn how to avoid and/or resist peer pressure the members may 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 emphasize the importance of eating healthy and exercising, members learn about 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.
DIY STEM is a hands-on, activity-based STEM curriculum which connects youth to science themes they encounter regularly.
Participants will receive instruction in dance, drama, and music, as well as, participate in recitals and events to showcase their work. In addition, select students will be a part of the Music Production classes. Music Production is guided classes where members learn how to create their own music. Members receive step by step instruction from production to composing using the logic program.
Arts and Crafts
Members receive instruction on the various aspects of art. Through age-appropriate activities, members learn how to draw, paint, and create various art projects.
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 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. We offer to tutor in addition to college prep work. Participants work on their resume and cover letters in our Learn to Work Program. The members will have the opportunity to participate in college tours and community service events.
Torch Clubs are small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. Torch Club helps meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at this critical stage in their development. It supports youngster to sharpen their decision-making capabilities as they navigate additional responsibilities and peer-pressure.
SMART Girls is a health, fitness, prevention/education, and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls 11 to 18.
Helps members develop fitness and motor skills. Members are able to engage in activities and friendly competition to enhance a sense of teamwork and fair play. We also have intramural leagues in a variety of sports, and a weight room for members 15 to 18 years of age.
Passport To Manhood
Passport to Manhood teaches responsibility to boys ages 11 to 14 with sessions that focus on a specific aspect of character and manhood through highly interactive activities.