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HFH LEARN: Online Learning Resources

EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES Sesame Street in Communities: AGES 0-6. Activities, lessons, and videos on topics like washing hands, eating well, exploring emotions, and family bonding. En Español. Khan Academy: ALL AGES. Online courses on everything from preschool math to pre-college prep. Topics include ELA, history, science, and more. En Español. NYC Department of Education:

2020-04-07T11:00:32-05:00March 24th, 2020|

2019 Year-In-Review

As we settle into 2020, we'd like to take a moment to celebrate the HFH families, staff, and supporters who've guided and enriched our programming in 2019. With the number of families experiencing homelessness in New York City on the rise from approximately 8,000 families in 2004 to more than 12,000

2020-03-31T12:01:51-05:00March 12th, 2020|

Saratoga Student to Participate in Writopia Lab’s Worldwide Plays Festival

A student at Saratoga was chosen to participate in Writopia Lab's 11 Annual Worldwide Plays Festival. Chrystel wrote her original play, Kidnapping, as a participant in Writopia Lab's creative writing workshops at Saratoga Afterschool. As a participant in the Worldwide Plays Festival, Chrystel will work with New York City theater professionals over the course of

2020-03-04T11:26:52-05:00March 4th, 2020|

OMG! The Saratoga Eagles Shimmer and Shine at OMG Accessories Party

Girls of all ages at Saratoga took a break from their mid-winter recess dance practices, gymnastics lessons, and LEGO team preparations for a special giveaway party planned and facilitated by staff at OMG Accessories, an NYC-based line of pink unicorn-themed bags and accessories. The giveaway was planned for mid-February to coincide with Valentine's

2020-02-26T12:00:22-05:00February 25th, 2020|

Williamsbridge Wolverines Debut Inspiration Magazine

"Inspiration, through all forms of art, encourages our students to express their inner selves and gain the confidence to show others who they really are. Their art expresses their lives, their feelings, their relationships with others, and their future lives that they wish to see. Inspiration encourages our students to break away from

2020-02-19T10:54:46-05:00February 19th, 2020|
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Saratoga’s Lego Team Headed to the Semifinals!

Saratoga's Lego Team has advanced to the semifinals of the DYCD Youth Leggo my LEGO competition. The competition is a partnership between the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) and FIRST LEGO League, an international hands-on robotics initiative. Saratoga Afterschool forms a part of DYCD's COMPASS NYC service, a network of

2020-02-13T10:38:50-05:00February 13th, 2020|

A Week in the Life with the Prospect Lions

For the Prospect Lions, every afternoon boasts the perfect blend of consistency and novelty. Weekly afterschool classes in dance, nutrition, and yoga help build off of prior lessons and form a sense of stability for students. Monthly or bi-monthly lessons in topics like health, financial literacy, and college preparation likewise form a key

2019-12-04T11:29:56-05:00December 4th, 2019|

Lufthansa Helps Young Minds Take Flight at Saratoga

A group of volunteers from Lufthansa embodied the spirit of corporate social responsibility during a visit to Saratoga Afterschool. Employees from the international airline spent the afternoon teaching students about aviation and global cultures. Saratoga Family Residence is located close to John F. Kennedy International Airport. Therefore, Saratoga Afterschool provided the perfect landing

2019-12-03T15:47:38-05:00December 3rd, 2019|

Q&A with Linda Duesenberg of DMF Youth

Lindi Duesenberg is the founder and Executive Director of DMF Youth, a nonprofit that promotes a socio-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum through dance-based lessons. DMF Youth provides weekly classes in dance, meditation, and wellness at Prospect Afterschool. WHAT MAKES DMF YOUTH LESSONS UNIQUE? Rather than just a dance program or a sports program or

2019-11-22T12:24:42-05:00November 22nd, 2019|