Youth Center After-School

Programs for Students in K-12 and their Parents 

21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC)

Funded by New York State Education Department (NYSED)
For students in grades 5-12 and their families.

Hours

Monday through Friday,3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Select Holidays and Summer vacation weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location

Ridgewood Bushwick Youth Center

Services

The 21st Century Program provides after-school programming to 5th through 8th grade students in our partner schools, credit recovery and Regents preparation for high school student through our partnership with All City Leadership Secondary School.

The After-School and Saturday program provides a wide variety of academic, creative, social-emotional, and recreational activities for the young people we serve. Participants make their own schedules, choosing from a wide variety of project-based literacy, STEM, and arts activities, (including Drama, Sports Journalism, Song Writing, Music Production, Computer Animation, Science Club, and many more), as well as several physical activities (Martial Arts, Dance, Sports, Fitness, Gym and Yoga). Participants also take part in community service projects, showcase performances, and field trips throughout the year.

Adult Education: Adult GED and ESL classes are available for the parents and families of our after-school program participants through our partnerships with the Youth Center's Adult Education programs.

Summer Camp: The 21st Century Program also operates a summer Sports Camp during July and August. Campers play team and individual sports, establish fitness routines, and take part in a variety of academic and recreational activities to keep them engaged and active during the summer months.

Compass After-School Program

Funded by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)
For students in grades K-5.

Hours

Monday through Friday,3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Select Holidays and Summer vacation weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location

Ridgewood Bushwick Youth Center

Services

Summer camp kids in superhero costumes
This past summer, campers developed a superhero identity, created costumes and comic books, and saved the city from villains in our Superhero Training Camp.

The OST Program provides homework help and enrichment activities for local elementary school students. Throughout the week, children participate in activities that develop their minds (Homework Help, Literacy Club, and STEM Club), their bodies (Physical Fitness, Get Moving, and Health & Nutrition workshops), their creativity (Visual Arts, Arts & Crafts, and Dance), and social skills (Character Education and Life Skills Training). Our goal is to help the young people we serve become happy, healthy, and successful adolescents and adults.

Summer Camp: The OST Program also operates a theme-based day camp during the summer months for the elementary school students in our community. Campers receive the same services provided in our after-school program, but in the form of project-based learning focused on a high interest and engaging theme.