STRIDE is a free SONYC after-school and paid summer school program located at the Houston Street Center for kids in grades 6 through 8, featuring fitness, tutoring, arts courses, field trips and more.

Our SONYC middle-school program is currently recruiting for fall! That's free, top-notch after-school, five days a week, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. To learn more, come to one of our orientation sessions on Tuesdays in September, 6 to 8 p.m.

After-school and summer camp programs are an essential resource for many working families – and the Houston Street Center knows that your child needs to be engaged and challenged in order to grow. STRIDE provides excitement and learning through after-school and summer camp programs for kids and young adults in middle school and high school. We want to teach our STRIDE kids to think critically, exercise independent decision-making and develop healthy social interactions with their peers. STRIDE's holistic and comprehensive approach offers the right balance of academics, arts and leadership, sports and recreation.

What can your children get from STRIDE? We provide:

  • top-notch academic support, from tutoring to Regents preparation 
  • fitness programming to keep them healthy, including basketball, volleyball and swimming
  • creative arts courses to spark their inspiration, including theatre, dance and photography
  • leadership-building activities and field trips – an excellent way to provide new opportunities.

Ready to step into STRIDE? Email

For more information, take a look at the SONYC enrollment package and application form


STRIDE also offers a Department of Health-licensed day camp, which engages youth in grades 3-8 in summer programming that nurtures their development into successful, well-rounded individuals. Students will learn about different cultures, environments, lifestyles, and much more during the summer program. Our holistic and comprehensive approach integrates academics, sports and fitness, arts and leadership and recreation. 

For more information about the STRIDE summer camp, email

STRIDE at HSC is a free SONYC after-school site.


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