Our after-school program has 4 pillars of foundation that we will emphasize into our students; Enrich, Define, Grow, and Empower. According to a new study from Harvard university, students who are engaged in an afterschool program have an academic boost over those who don’t. The  Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) states “children and youth who participate in after-school programs can reap a host of positive benefits in a number of interrelated outcome areasacademic, social/emotional, prevention, and health and wellness.” This means that students who regularly engage in after-school programs will gain an edge and surpass their peers in academic and social performance which will Empower them as students to become leaders. The Harvard quote also says that students will reap enrichment in behavior and overall health, which would enrich the students to have a happier and more fulfilling life.

After-school programs can do much more than keep your children occupied during the afternoon. After-school curriculum can help children develop time-management skills, build self-esteem, and practice teamwork. These activities will help our students grow and be more engaged in school. The social aspect of an after-school is always undermined as it helps children branch out of their classroom and engage with peers of all different ages and personalities. The community that we bring in our after-school will help the children define themselves and let their own personality blossom.

Although it may be hard to work around your schedule to squeeze in after-school activities for your children, the benefits is definitely worthwhile. Extracurricular activities teach children how to engage with their peers outside of a school setting which help them define themselves. It also allows your children to make a contribution to their school or community, which is an important step in preparing them for life outside of academics. By allowing your children the opportunity to explore diversify their own interests, you give them the opportunity to discover what they are passionate abou Mastering and practicing new skills can help build confidence in children as start to excel in it. By participating in after-school activities, they can enrich, define, grow, and empower themselves in a relaxed setting as their activities provided the opportunity to be successful in something that they are passionate about. Once your children find an activity that they enjoy, success in the activity could ultimately help build their self-confidence and self-esteem.


Elementary school (NY 11209)

The Fort Hamilton School

9115 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209

Tel: (718) 836-4630

Bay Ridge Elementary School for the Arts

371 89th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209

Tel: (718) 630-1650

The Bayview

211 72nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209

Tel: (718) 748-7404

The Walter Kassenbrock

8601 Ridge Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11209

Tel: (718) 745-6610

Ralph A. Fabrizio

7109 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209

Tel: (718) 748-0333

Mary White Ovington

7002 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209

Tel: (718) 491-8440

Grade K-8

1197 students

Grade PK-4

467 students

Grade K-5

1385 students

Grade K-5

711 students

Grade K-5

985 students

Grade K-1, 6-8

620 students

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