School is officially back in session for students throughout New York City. Each HFH family residence celebrated the end of Summer Day Camp and the transition to Afterschool and Recreation. Students at Prospect Family Residence spent their last day of summer learning a new recipe that also sharpened their math
Students at the HFH family residences in the Bronx geared up for the new school year with the help of Old Navy, which has been teaming up with HFH since 2017. Seven local stores throughout the Bronx and Westchester provided a generous donation of backpacks and other essentials including notebooks, rulers, pencil cases, hand
Allie’s Place Afterschool & Recreation received a visit from a few special guests to help celebrate the end of Summer Day Camp. Students learned about the cute creatures The Nature Company brought to the classroom. A bunny rabbit, box turtle, two hermit crabs, and a corn snake were all in attendance.
The Tokyo Olympic Games may be over, but Saratoga Afterschool is just getting started with their very own Olympics. Held in mid-August as part of their summer day camp, the students were split into two teams—green and red—with captains appointed on each team to lead, encourage team spirit, and guide their younger teammates.
This summer, HFH collaborator, KidCare helped us create events with taco, waffle, and ice cream food trucks and hands-on activities at each HFH family residence providing opportunities for families to celebrate the summer, enjoy a festive meal, and have fun together. “Saratoga’s Summer Slam” was escalated to a whole new level by the Birria
Students in Saratoga's after-school and recreation program have been spending time not only thinking about what they want their after-school and recreation space to look like (See youth-council-presents-vision-for-new-teen-lounge) but also have been busy talking about what it means to be a leader at the City level. They offer up some insightful advice to candidates
For HFH programs, the past year has not only been one of adaptation but has also proven to be a time of immense creativity. One of the biggest challenges has been re-creating programs within the COVID-19 safety guidelines. This possible roadblock has been met with innovation by the HFH staff as certain projects shift to focus on individuals and small groups
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Halloween may have looked a little different this year, but our Early Childhood Education and K-12 Afterschool & Recreation staff still worked hard to ensure their students could have a safe, special, and spooky celebration. Goodie Bags & Spooky Crafts at Prospect & Allie’s Place At Prospect, staff worked together to create candy
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