Since 2009, CPNYC has provided structured after-school programs to over 200 elementary and middle school aged children, Monday through Friday, 3:00-6:30pm. Program services include comprehensive academic support, enrichment activities, mentoring and mental health services. Our After school Program is designed to develop children’s intellectual, social and emotional competencies and promote healthy decision making and critical thinking skills. Our staff training combines the best practices in youth development with mental health strategies and techniques that specifically address the unique needs of these children. This is a bold new approach toward engaging children of imprisoned parents in an authentic empowering environment.
ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT & EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT
Academic enrichment activities supplement, rather than replicate, school-day learning and may include small group learning, tutoring and homework assistance, reading clubs, project based learning, computer assisted instruction and community service projects.
Creative learning and arts-based activities offer children the opportunity to explore their talents, express their imagination and emotions and to develop creative skills. Activities are offered within the visual and expressive arts such as; spoken word and poetry, fine arts, arts therapy and documentary film making.
The educational component is specifically designed to assist and empower children to cope psychologically with the effects of having their parents imprisoned by allowing them a safe place to learn and interact with other children in similar situations.
ARTS & RECREATION
Innovative physical activities are designed to help children express their emotions in a positive and healthy way.
Recreational activities include dance, creative movement, tennis, swimming, skate boarding and surfing.