Register now through September 1st. A $50 deposit is required to guarantee your spot in the fall.
Open Registration Hours @THEPOINT
Wednesday, August 16th
Staff members will be on site to process deposits and assist you with the After-School Program application.
Fall Parent Orientation
Wednesday September 27, 2017
Prior to the start of programming families are required to attend the After-School Program Orientation. The orientation is an opportunity to meet the program staff that will be serving your children, learn more details about programming and THE POINT, become familiar with the space and ask any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you!
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:
THE POINT provides homework help and individualized academic assistance to program participants. The students are broken up into “teams” according to grade level that do not exceed 15 students. Homework assistance is provided in daily 45-minute sessions with two academic tutors assigned to each group.
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 the 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.
THE POINT offers comprehensive arts-in-education activities, which foster 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.
Through environmental education, stewardship activities and youth-led advocacy projects, THE POINT engages 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.