To register for classes, contact [email protected]
Educational Alliance After [email protected]
Amanda Ebokosia, Director, EA, Boys & Girls Club of SOF, [email protected]
Iman Richardson, Coordinator, EA, Boys & Girls Club of SOF, [email protected]
General After School Email: [email protected]
Phone: (212) 475-8086 *5
Our Educational Alliance Boys & Girls club of SOF program offers a college bound environment that promotes high school completion and early college awareness. We provide structured classes including arts, sports, technology, and character development that seek to challenge the mind and embolden the spirit of each student. Our intentionally crafted programming allows students to build the critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills needed to thrive in middle school and beyond. Our staff includes a nurturing community of educators, leaders and artists trained to discover and develop the unique interests and abilities of participants. By working in tandem with school day leadership, we create a seamless and comprehensive academic, social and emotional experience for all students. As a chartered Boys & Girls Club of America, we align with their enriching curriculum, vast network, core values and noble mission to help participants realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Students will receive guided academic support from their school day teachers and from students from Hunter College Learning Lab. Participants will also receive direct support with their weekly goals with homework and completing academic tasks. Activity extensions will be provided for students with the support of their day teachers.
Youth will learn basic postures, sequences and games that encourage a fit and healthy lifestyle. Through basic techniques, participants will develop an awareness of breath and self-care practices that activate the mind-body-spirit connection. Each session will encourage youth to enhance their concentration, relaxation, and listening skills as they build a vocabulary that promotes happiness and well-being. By the end of program, participants will master life skills that can be applied both on and off the mat.
Video Editing (iMovie)
Youth will learn the basics of technical and artistic storytelling through film editing on imovie software. Through weekly assignments, students will shoot and edit narrative works that explore point of view, environment, relationship and objective. Youth will become familiar with the collaborative demands of filmmaking. Final class footage will be celebrated with an official screening of student work.
Students will choose, rehearse, and arrange music as an ensemble. With the guidance of a seasoned musician, students will incorporate drums, base, guitar, keyboards, and vocals into sets. Youth will develop skills necessary to play and perform with other musicians including creativity, listening, improvisation and team building skills. The art and craft of music will be balanced with the joy of collaborative jam sessions.
Youth will use technology to produce and publish their writing. Each student will assume a leadership role that mirrors the masthead of many digital publications today including editors, managing editors, contributors, reporters and journalists. Youth will explore different informational texts and periodicals to develop and identify different writing styles. Students will also develop their leadership through their role in the magazine and the hosting their launch party for their magazine.
Inspired by Pinterest, a digital vision board that showcases “how-to” activities and projects, youth will learn how to build projects by simultaneously strengthening their reading comprehension and reasoning skills. They will learn how to systematically read a set of directions and apply them towards a goal—a product. In DIY, youth will be challenged to engage in arts and culture, from exploring crafts to culinary arts.
Based on the Boys & Girls Club curriculum, SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls. Through dynamic sessions, highly participatory activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good healthcare and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.
Youth will learn how to transfer their social, emotional and physical selves, into pieces of theater. Through improvisation, scene study, and monologue workshops, students will explore the craft of acting as a means of self-expression. Youth will be challenged to write, direct and act in their own scenes thereby strengthening their literacy, collaboration and critical thinking skills.
Dancing for Justice
Youth will explore social justice through dance and movement. Each unit will begin with identifying social justice issues that resonate with the group and developing choreography to address it. Every assignment will further enhance the participant’s ability to conduct research, positively engage with the community and empathize with others. Dance craft and technique will be balanced with structured discussions, in depth projects and community outreach.
Club Tech Robotics
From the Boys & Girls Club evidence-based curriculum, students will be able to solve computer programming challenges and missions through the development of their own robot.
Through a step-by-step guide and curriculum provided by GOOGLE, select students will learn how to computer program and use game engineering programs like Scratch. Youth will learn the basics of programming and application as they begin to develop their own projects. In a culmination ceremony at the end of the term, students will have the opportunity to present their final projects before a large audience.
Youth will learn basic rules and complex strategies. Students will build concentration, critical thinking, memory and spatial-reasoning skills. Participants will have the opportunity to compete in youth chess tournaments.
Passport to Manhood
Passport to Manhood consists of segments, each concentrating on a specific aspect of character and manhood through highly interactive activities. Each Club participant receives his own “passport” to underscore the notion that he is on a personal journey of maturation and growth. The program includes a service project where boys learn the importance of giving back to the community. Passport to Manhood represents a targeted effort to engage young boys in discussions and activities that reinforce character, leadership and positive behavior.
(Students Pursuing Achievement and Readiness for College) this program guides participants through the process of applying to high school. Through skill building workshops and individual advisement sessions, students receive support targeting their best fit high school.
Youth will develop the consciousness necessary to become agents of social, political and economic change. Each club participant will develop leadership, public speaking, empathy, and decision-making skills through structured discussions and activities including project management and campaign design. Through community engagement and empowerment tasks, youth will become active participants in the spaces they occupy. Youth will also play an integral role in the after school design.
Youth will learn skate exercises and games to learn the basics of skateboarding in a safe and supportive environment. Participants will also explore the relationship between skateboarding and science as physics as it pertains to tricks, jumps and technique.