Keeping the learning and growth going after the school bell rings
From arts to literacy, from STEM to Social Emotional Learning, we’ve built a platform where children can be their best, both in and out of school. Since 2007, University Settlement’s After-School Program has been offering engagement that supports every aspect of a child’s development while responding to community priorities.
We reach more than 2,000 children each year in grades K – 8 throughout downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our programs are in session on weekday afternoons from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. During school holidays, programs are open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, so those hours can be filled with enriching recreational and educational activities that might otherwise be unavailable to the youth we serve.
Engaging each child’s strengths, our programs foster social, emotional, physical, moral, and cognitive development through creative, project-based learning. All of our after-school programs emphasize literacy and education, providing homework help, tutoring, and an environment where reading and writing become tools for exploration.
We also offer a range of enriching experiences
All after-school services are provided free of charge, and our multicultural staff speak English and Spanish.