Providing quality after-school programs

NIA’s comprehensive after-school programs provide participants with new skills and enrichments that help them grow into well-rounded and confident adults. We offer a safe, encouraging, and stimulating environment where youth can receive academic support, explore new things, and cultivate character and a positive self image.

 

Students receive the opportunity to participate in structured activities designed to promote their intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development.

 

Our programs provide activities such as:

    • Academic Enrichment
    • Daily Homework Support
    • STEM
    • Arts Education – Like Music, Drama, Dance, and Visual Arts
    • Physical Education – Including sports, active games, and fitness
    • Photography
    • Gardening
    • Cooking
    • Character Education

    NIA values our solid partnerships with the schools we serve. We believe in open communication and consider our schools as partners in the program planning process.  We aim to provide each with specific support services that align with their school’s focus or that they may not be otherwise able to offer to their students.

     

    Our after-school staff is made up of Department of Education teachers and counselors, experienced teaching artists, and thoroughly trained youth workers and young professionals. NIA values our partnership with The After-School Corporation (TASC), who provides us with AmeriCorps volunteers each year. We offer additional volunteer opportunities for local high school students and are proud partners of the Brooklyn College Community Partnership’s Apprenticeship Program, providing job-readiness training for New Utrecht High School students.

NIA's School Partners

  • PS 186/NIA ExpandED
  • PS 247 ExpandED Collaborative
  • PS/IS 30 Mary White Ovington, MS Extra
  • PS 229 Dyker School
  • PS 95 The Gravesend School
  • PS 112 Lefferts Park
  • PS 52 John C. Thompson (Staten Island)
  • PS 204 Vince Lombardi School
  • PS 179 The Kensington School
  • PS 264 Bay Ridge Elementary School for the Arts
  • PS 503 The School of Discovery
  • PS 330Q (Queens)
  • Citizens of the World Crown Heights Charter School
  • IS 187 The Christa McAuliffe School
  • IS 227 Edward B. Shallow
  • IS 281 Joseph B. Cavallaro
  • New Utrecht High School

Out of School Time Programs

NIA Out-Of-School-Time After-School program strengthens young people’s academic skills by offering youth a safe, positive, and stimulating environment to explore learning and improve their academic skills. The NIA OST program supports young people’s healthy behavior and physical well being by offering recreational and sports activities that help develop their physical self and counseling that focuses on character development emphasizing what's right with young people while enabling them to develop knowledge and life skills for enhancing responsible behavior.

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Neighborhood Development Area After-School Programs

The NIA Neighborhood Development Area After-School program provides educational instruction, assistance, and support that enables students to succeed academically. NIA’s NDA Program aims to improve students’ academic performance, especially those students with serious barriers to achievement, in core subject areas through after-school learning activities delivered by a qualified staff focusing on the essential activities of Homework Help and Tutoring, supplemented by the support activities of Peer Counseling and Youth Social, Cultural, and Recreational Services.

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Advantage After-School Programs

The NIA Advantage After-School program offers students activities designed to address the interconnectedness of a young person’s academic achievement, self-confidence, family’s involvement and sense of belonging to the community.  The goals of this program are to improve participants’ school achievement, build self-confidence in a broad base of skill areas, incorporate parents and adult members of the learning community, increase opportunities for families to engage in productive activities together and connect participants and existing groups within the community.

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Annette Scaduto, Director of Program Operations

"NIA values our solid partnerships with the schools we serve. We believe in open communication and consider our schools as partners in the program planning process.  We aim to provide each with specific support services that align with their school’s focus or that they may not be otherwise able to offer to their students."