The After School Program has been postponed until further notice.
THE POINT CDC will not be having an after school program this fall 2021, please check back for any updates.
Jan 4, 2021- March 25, 2021
All programs are taking place online
Is an introduction to filmmaking with cell phones, the Youth are guided to create music based public service announcements through video conferencing. Join now to create pro-videos with cell phones!
4:30pm-6:00pm (6th – 8th Grades)
All our programs are taking place online
Instructor: Meryl Feigenberg
Mondays, (Jan11 – Mar 22)
* No class Jan 18th and Feb 15th
Youth will learn a variety of circus disciplines including juggling, clowning, and more, all while building valuable life skills!
3:00pm-4:30pm (6th - 8th grades )
Even though our PROGRAMMING IS FREE, there is a LOW-cost fee of $20.00 for a CIRQUE KIT for the duration of the FALL/WINTER Session.
The youth will learn the choral version of a particular song for a final virtual online performance at the end of the program. They will acquire specific methods, tools, and techniques for learning, analyzing, and performing choral and solo repertoire in a digital environment and develop disciplines and specific work habits to support singers through rehearsal and performance especially under unexpected and atypical circumstances.
3:00pm-4:30pm (6th – 7th grades)
After-School Program THE POINT provides a safe, educational and creative out-of-school-time environment for young people in grades 1-8 from October through June. THE POINT will pick up participants from PS 48, MS424, Bx Charter School for the Arts & HYDE Leadership Charter School. A light snack is provided to all participants. Participants have access to:
Academic Assistance THE POINT provides homework help and individualized academic assistance to program participants. The students are broken up into “teams” according to the grade level that does not exceed 15 students. Homework assistance is provided in daily 45-minute sessions with two academic tutors assigned to each group.
Literacy Throughout the school year, students in grades 1 – 8 attend weekly literacy sessions. THE POINT takes a thematic approach to literacy in order to engage young people and encourage a love of reading. Students take part in innovative and interactive activities that help them to become more adept and expressive readers, writers and thinkers including author visits, presentations, book readings, discussions, debates, games, narratives and poetry.
Arts-in-Education THE POINT offers comprehensive arts-in-education activities, which foster an appreciation of the arts and skill building and supports the young people’s personal and academic growth through creative & critical thinking. Participants have the opportunity to learn from working artists through our Teaching Artist in Residence program.
Environmental Education Through environmental education, stewardship activities and youth-led advocacy projects, THE POINT engage students in the effort to help green their community. Resources include THE POINT’s Hunts Point Riverside Campus for Arts and the Environment, and South Bronx Community Resiliencie Lab.
Leadership & Social Skill Building Youth development staff encourages young people to take leadership roles in the after-school program and to become involved with their community through content-based class curricula and hands-on activities. THE POINT partners with other organizations to provide social skill training focused on the development of students’ self-regard, empathy, conflict resolution, and leadership.