Programs for Children

Afterschool (Ages 5 – 13)

Academic and expanded learning opportunities developed for students served at The Commons are based on the principles of Strycker’s Bay Neighborhood Council’s highly successful  Youth Program.

Established in 1993, our youth program was built on the philosophy that children, when given the opportunity to grow within a safe and nurturing environment, are able to thrive academically, emotionally, and socially.  Our program is designed to incorporate project-based learning by exposing students to a variety of activities and disciplines that offer opportunities for creative exploration and self-expression.

Open from 2:45 to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, after school programming is provided to elementary school students in kindergarten through fifth grade and includes homework help, snack time, and enrichment activities designed to meet the individual needs of students, as voiced by their parents and teachers.

We Pick Up From

PS 166
PS 75
PS 84
PS 163

Coding (Ages 8 – 13)

We offer a coding component in which high school students from Columbia Grammar School use a curriculum provide twice weekly guidance to 5th grade students in coding instruction with a focus on basic coding principles and practices using laptops and computers.

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Summer Day Camp (Ages 5 – 13)

Summer day camp provides seven weeks of adventure during the summer months from July through August. Day camp activities are designed to expose campers to various cultural institutions and attractions throughout New York City and incorporate the arts in diverse learning activities.

Tutoring (Ages 5 – 13)

In partnership with  Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, Gift of Literacy program and The Trinity School we provide literacy help for K-5 students. Twice weekly, students who are reading below grade level are paired with volunteers. Group instruction is provided and then the children are engaged with volunteers 1:1 on various reading and homework assignments. The program is open to all Upper West Side children.